(01-October-2015 / PPP)
A traditional healer in Kampong Speu province has been accused of using his position to allegedly rape a teenaged girl.
Phom Khoeum, a 58-year-old healer from Chansen commune, was taken into custody on Sunday after the mother of the 15-year-old victim, Chea Sarem, 39, filed a complaint to the local authorities.
Choub Sovan, the local commune chief, said the girl had fallen ill and treatment at the local hospital had failed to bring down her fever.
“My daughter had a high temperature and I sent her to be treated at the provincial hospital, but she was not better,”Sarem said.