Monday, November 28, 2011

By Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy was yesterday jailed for more than three years for the rape on a seven-year-old girl in Phnom Penh last year. The youth was found to have raped the girl on September 20 last year in Chraing Chamresh I Commune, in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district. He was charged in October following a complaint from the victim’s parents and was ordered to pay 3 million riel (about US$750) in compensation yesterday.


The Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday convicted a Khmer Islam boy to 3 years and 6 months in jail over the attempted rape of a juvenile Khmer Islam girl last year in Phnom Penh. It had also ordered him to pay 3 million (about US$ 750) in compensation to her.

Duch Kimsorn, Presiding Judge of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, said yesterday that Sos Rosali, 16, was convicted to 3 years and 6 months in jail with attempted rape of a 7-year-old-girl on 20th September 2010 in Village II, Chraing Chamresh I Commune, Russey Keo District, in Phnom Penh.

“The court has found that he has a guilty. It is decided to convict him to 3 years and 6 months in prison and order him to pay 3 million riels in compensation to the victim. It is also ordered to the competent authorities to take measures and actions for his arrest and bring him to serve his term of sentences as the court’s verdict,” he said.

He added that he now had been in escape but he was charged by the court in October 2010, based on the complaint of the victim’s parents.

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