Casino Worker Rapes, Kills 16-Year-Old Girl

An accountant at Holiday Pal­ace Casino in Poipet commune was sent to Banteay Mean­chey provincial court on Monday, ac­cused of raping and killing his 16-year-old servant, police said.

Suspect Y You, 27, was arrested Friday morning, when police burst into his room in the casino compound after they were alerted by ca­sino staff, Nuth Ly, O’Chrou district police chief said Monday.

They found him there with Ki Vannara’s naked body, he said. “When we arrested him, the vic­tim’s body was not covered with anything,” Nuth Ly said.

Chuon Vath, bureau chief of Ban­teay Meanchey province’s an­ti-human trafficking unit, said the vic­tim was stabbed twice in the neck. “The suspect [initially] re­futed the accusation,” she said. “He claimed he did not rape the vic­tim and the victim was accidentally killed.”

But Nuth Ly said Y You eventually confessed to raping the girl. “Then [he] killed the victim af­ter she tried to use a knife to pre­vent herself from being raped,” he said.

Y You had hired the girl to look after his 5-year-old son. The victim, who was a resident of Kandal province, had worked for the suspect for two months. She was buried on Saturday.


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