Three rape cases involving minors in Kamarwat township

December 1, 2020

HURFOM: In the month of November, 2020, three incidents involving the rape of minors took place in Kamarwat Town, Mudon Township, Mon State. The victims were between the ages of 14 to 17.  The rapists have been identified as either neighbors, friends or boyfriends.

On November 10, a 35-year-old male and former monk raped a 15-year-old girl who visited a monastery to charge her phone. The rapist was charged under the Burmese Criminal Act, Section #376 and has been detained at the Kyaikmayaw Prison.

On November 18, an 18-year-old male raped a 15-year-old girl after promising he would marry her, but instead he ran away. He was charged under the Burmese Criminal Act, Section  #363 – punishment for kidnapping and Section #376 – punishment for rape.  He has not been found yet.

On November 23, a 20-year-old male raped a 17-year-old girl, and threatened her life if she told anyone. In this case the elder brother was the rapist.

They reached home at 8 pm and the victim said nothing to her family,  but she did tell her neighbor. The neighbor revealed the incident to her sister-in-law,  and then her  grandmother knew the truth. So she reported what happened to us on November 24,” said an official from Kamarwat Police Station.

The  day after the rape occured, the victims grandmother reported the case to the Kamarwat Police Station. The rapist has been charged under the  Burmese Criminal Act, Section #376 – punishment for rape. He has been detained at the police station, and will be transferred to Kyaikmayaw Prison no later than November 30.

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