Rape conviction of Kandal man reduced to five years

The Appeal Court on Tuesday ruled to reduce the sentence of Yim Sopheap from eight years in prison to five for the aggravated rape of two 10-year-old girls in Kandal province’s Takhmao town in 2016.

The Trial Chamber noted that a witness claiming to have seen Sopheap touching the genitals of the two girls had come forward during his original trial in July 2017.

Sopheap’s defence lawyer Im Mach said on Tuesday that The Kandal Provincial Court had charged his client with raping the girls, despite a lack of evidence.

In full: https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rape-conviction-kandal-man-reduced-five-years

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