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Camintel senior staff charged with rape of minor

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
The suspect arrives at Phnom Penh Municipal Court for questioning. DAP News

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Tuesday charged the senior staff of a telecommunications company operating in Cambodia for sexually assaulting his girlfriend’s underage sibling.


Seng Vuth, a police officer with Sen Sok district police, identified the accused as Leng Phaylinsan, 35, president of Camintel, a local telecommunications service provider backed by foreign investments.

He was charged by the municipal court with raping a minor and was sent to Prey Sar Prison pending trial.

Mr Vuth said on the night of April 26, at about 7 PM, Mr Phaylinsan drove his car to visit his girlfriend at her home in Sen Sok district’s Phnom Thmey commune.

Mr Vuth said that upon arriving at his girlfriend’s home, her 14-year-old sister informed Mr Phaylinsan that his girlfriend was not at home.

Mr Vuth said that the accused insisted on waiting for his girlfriend at her home until about 8.30pm.

“While he was waiting for his girlfriend to come home, he forced himself on her younger sister and sexually assaulted her twice,” he said. “His girlfriend came home shortly after and the victim informed her older sister of what transpired.”

After learning of what happened, Mr Phaylinsan’s girlfriend brought her sister to a police station and filed a lawsuit.

Mr Phaylinsan was arrested a day later, in accordance with the victim’s complaint.

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