Kandal: A foreigner working as an English teacher was detained by Takhmao police after allegedly raping a 4-year-old girl in a bathroom at 10:15 am, May 9, 2019 in Takhmao, Kandal Province.
Takhmao police official said that the victim, a 4-year-old girl, is a resident of Kandal province.
The suspect, (now confirmed) Roman Palo Aquino , a Filipino, 27 years old, works as a English teacher and was living in Toul Tum Pong, Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh.
Police said that before the incident, the victim’s father had prepared a bath, dressed the victim and found no problems with the her at 7 am, She then went to attend Westland School, Takhmao Subdistrict.
When the victim arrived home at 10:30, her clothes had blood on them and (*according to the report) semen stains. The victim’s parents then took ther for a check-up at the Victory Hospital, and the doctor said she had been sexually assaulted.
The victim’s parents then questioned the child, who told them the suspect had followed her into the bathroom and assaulted her.
The victim’s parents went to the court to file a complaint, and police also called the suspect in, but he did not confess.
The police chief said that the case had been filed and sent the suspects to the court to take legal action. https://postnews.com.kh/local/440059