Second case of child rape in a month in Ye township

May 24, 2018

On May 7th 2018, a 33-year-old man named Maung Naing Oo, from Duya village, Ye Township, in Mon State, was reported to have raped a 12-year-old girl from the same village in Ye Township. The perpetrator has fled from his home.

A police officer from Ye Police Station reported that the perpetrator, who had fled the scene, was charged on May 11th under Burma’s Penal Code Article #376 (punishment for rape).

The police officer explained, “The girl’s mother returned from Thailand and reported the incident to the village administrator. The village administrator transferred the case to the Ye Police Station. After we received permission from the girl’s mother, we checked her medical report. We are currently searching for the perpetrator to arrest him.”

The incident happened on May 7th 2018 at around 9 pm, when the 12-year-old girl and her friend went to a light festival in the village. The perpetrator, Maung Naing Oo, came on his motorbike and threatened them with a knife and ordered them to follow him. Once they were out of the village, he stopped his bike, left the girl’s friend with the bike, and took the girl to the forest and raped her.

The girl shouted and called out to her friend when the perpetrator took her, but the perpetrator threatened to kill her friend if she followed them. After he raped the girl, he brought the two of them back to the village and threatened to kill them both if they told anyone about the incident,” said Duya village administrator U Hla Aung Nge.

However, the young girl told her grandmother about the rape once she got home and on May 11th they reported the incident to the village administrator. The young girl is living with her grandmother as her mother is in Thailand. The girl has been taken to Mawlamyine Hospital for a medical examination. Members of the Mon State Hluttaw’s Women and Children’s Rights Committee and members of the village’s informal Mon women’s group are supporting the victim.

In a similar case on April 24th 2018, in the same village, a 12-year-old girl was raped by a 19-year-old man who was working in the fishing industry in A Baw village tract, Patamyar Kout Tan quarter, Ye Township, Mon State.

 

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