Father and son sentenced for raping minor
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The Binh Phuoc Province People’s Court yesterday opened a trial against 61-year-old Nguyen Van Minh and his son, Nguyen Trung Trung, 34, for raping a minor girl many times, leading to her pregnancy.
Nguyen Van Minh (R)) and his son were escorted to the court room in Binh Phuoc Province yesterday Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong
Minh and his son were sentenced to 24 and 13 years imprisonment, respectively, on charges of raping minors, the court said.
The victim was 16-year-old N.T.N.G., of Thuan Loi Commune, Dong Phu District, who lived next door to the two defendants.
According to the indictment from the local prosecutor’s office, Minh began sexually harassing G. in late 2005, when the girl was just 9 years old, during her visits to his house.
His harassments continued until April 2010, when Minh began luring G. to a garden of a neighbor and raped her there. After every rape, which he committed at an interval of 5-10 days, Minh gave the girl VND30,000-120,000 (US$5.8).
Trung’s wife, Pham Thi Soan, once caught Minh in the act and recounted what she saw to her husband. Trung then forced G. to have sex with him many times by threatening he would tell her parents about her sexual relation with Minh.
In September 2010, teachers at Thuan Loi Junior High School, where G was studying, noticed her symptoms of pregnancy. They then took the girl to a clinic for examination and doctors later confirmed that she was pregnant.
When informed of the case, the girl’s parents reported Minh’s and his son’s crime to police, who detained the two men for investigation.
On January 9, 2011, G. gave birth to a baby boy and two months later, the results of DNA tests showed Minh to be the father of the baby.