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.
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.