Man in Pursat Charged With Indecent Assault

Pursat Provincial Court on Sunday charged a man with indecent as­sault after he touched a six-year-old girl’s genitals while the two slept in close proximity at her home in Krakor district, police and court officials said.

The accused man, Ty Samnang, 31, was a friend of the victim’s family and was sleeping at her home on Thursday night after he became too drunk to return to his own house, according to Kompong Por commune police chief Hong Savon. 

Mr. Samnang lay down next to the girl and began pinching her genitals until she started to cry, at which point her parents took her to the village chief’s house to file a complaint against the man.

Mr. Savon said the suspect was brought to the commune police office for questioning on Friday and that he admitted to improperly touching the girl. Provincial deputy prosecutor Pang Chansoyutheara said Mr. Samnang was charged with indecent assault and sent to the provincial prison Sunday.

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