return icon

Mekong Delta man gets 7 years for child sex abuse

 VietNamNet Bridge – A court in the southernmost province of Ca Mau has sentenced Huu Be, 57, from Thoi Binh District to seven years in prison and fined VND13 million (US$600) on Monday for child sex abuse.

VietNamNet Bridge – A court in the southernmost province of Ca Mau has sentenced Huu Be, 57, from Thoi Binh District to seven years in prison and fined VND13 million (US$600) on Monday for child sex abuse.


A court has sentenced Huu Be, 57, from Ca Mau Province’s Thoi Binh District, to seven years in prison for child sex abuse. — VNA/VNS Photo

The 13-year-old girl committed suicide on February 10 of last year and left a suicide note that included information about Huu Be.

Province police arrested Huu Be on September 19 last year after months of investigation for “committing a lewd act on a 13-year-old girl”, according to the police’s report.

From June to September in 2016, Be, who was a neighbour of the family, lured the young girl to his house and sexually abused her after trying to make phone calls and arrange appointments to meet her via notes and by offering money, according to the investigation’s report.

In the court, Be denied his guilt but a representative of the People’s Procuracy said there was enough evidence to sentence Huu Be.

The Ministry of Public Security dismissed Tran Hong Loc, deputy head, and Do Tan Dat, team leader of the police investigation agency, for lack of responsibility during the investigation of the case.

Source: VNS

related news


Carbon market to help achieve net zero emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions in Vietnam increased rapidly over the past three decades in direct proportion to the economy’s growth.


Buckwheat Flower Festival returns to Ha Giang in November

Vietnam welcomes 1.87 million foreign visitors in nine months

Vietnam welcomed about 1.87 million international arrivals in the first nine months of this year, 16.4 times higher than the same period last year but much lower than that in the same time in 2019 before COVID-19 broke out.

Close to 123,000 sea turtles released back to sea

The Con Dao National Park in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau released 122,867 baby turtles into the ocean between January and September.

Vietnamese, Danish friendship blossoms over the years

Many foreigners have enjoyed diverse landscapes, authentic local food, endless love, eternal friendship, and a favourable investment environment in Vietnam.

China imports less glutinous rice from Vietnam

The proportion of glutinous rice in total rice exports to China has fallen from 74 percent to 48 percent.

Vietnamese artists to appear in Norwegian play

Several talented local artists from the Vietnam Youth Theater have been invited to perform in 'Hedda Gabler', a classic play which is considered to be one of the outstanding works of Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen.

Minor improvements seen in the transparency of provincial budgets

The average ranking of budget transparency for localities in 2021 was 69.53 points out of 100, a rise of just 0.44 points compared to 2020.

Pianist Nguyen Dang Quang returns home for concert of classical music

Piano player Nguyen Dang Quang, son of composer Quoc Trung and renowned artist Thanh Lam, is a fresh and promising presence at the event.

VN central bank acts to tighten the Vietnamese dong liquidity

A recent money market report of Saigon Securities Incorporation (SSI) showed the SBV last week net withdrew a total of VND34.6 trillion through the OMO channel.

Vietnam needs to improve human resources in digital age: World Bank

To reach the goal of becoming a high-income country by 2045, Vietnam needs to quickly improve the quality and quantity of its human resources.

Vietnam’s GDP rises by 13.67% in third quarter: statistics office

Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 13.67% in the third quarter, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Ministry of Culture demands strict supervision of beauty contests

Culture, Sports, and Tourism Minister Nguyen Van Hung has signed a directive strengthening state supervision of a variety of cultural and artistic activities, including beauty pageants and modelling contests.


Vietnam to become “new Asian tiger”: Italian journal

Vietnam to become the worlds chip production center

In the first eight months of this year, phones and electronic components have the most prominent export turnover in our country, reaching nearly 40 billion USD.