Guard Arrested for Abusing 13-Year-Old Girl

A man was arrested in Kandal province on Saturday for sexually abusing his 13-year-old neighbor, whom he twice lured into his home in Ang Snuol district with small amounts of cash, police said Thursday.

Min Chheang, chief of the provincial police’s serious crimes bureau, said that Kun Vichhai, 25, a security guard at a garment factory, was sent to the Kandal Provincial Court on Saturday and charged with rape of a minor.

“Yesterday, we sent him to the court, and the court issued a detention warrant, and then we sent him to the prison,” he said.

Deputy district police chief Phach Phalla said Mr. Vichhai confessed to molesting the girl on June 17 and 19 after seeing her walk past his house in Ang Snuol’s Bek Chan commune.

“The suspect persuaded the girl [to come inside] by giving her 1,000 riel, and then he raped the girl…using his fingers,” he said. “He used the same method of attracting the girl both times.”

Mr. Phalla added that Mr. Vichhai was arrested after the victim’s mother filed a complaint with district police.

“When she saw that the girl had been bleeding a lot, and learned what happened, her mother took the girl to file a complaint,” he said.

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