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Paedophile arrested in Tachileik

Myitmakha News Agency (Myitmakha)

Tachileik, January 21 – a man who abducted and sexual abused a 13 year old girl from Magway division, before fleeing the area, was arrested by police in Tachileik city police office while on patrol.

“We arrested the man on January 19 as we received word that a criminal was living in the San Saing ward who had abducted 13 year old girl to make his wife before later fleeing to Tachileik alone. He is the man which a case of litigation was opened against,” said Kyaw Than, deputy head of the Tachileik police force.

The 23 year old male, Lin Lin Ko (aka) Mhae Gyi, from Magway Region abducted the 13 year old girl before leaving her two days later to abscond to Tachileik, according to a Tachileik police office.

“Punishment for underaged rape is at least 10 years. It’s a kind of case that should never be committed. The girl will probably be traumatised for the rest of her life.” said a lawyer.

The culprit was prosecuted under article 363/367 at a Tachileik court of law but local police officers are seeing to it that he is sent back to face trial in Magwe.

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