The Court of Appeal on Monday upheld seven-year sentences handed down to three young men by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in February for gang-raping a 15-year-old girl in Phnom Penh last year, and acquitted a fourth suspect, who was never arrested. “[The court] upholds the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s verdict on February 21, 2013, for rape…[but] has decided to acquit Chea Chhun*ly for rape, and has canceled the com*pensation due from Chea Chhunly and canceled the arrest warrant for [him],” presiding Judge Nguon Im said. Horn Hong, 20; Pich Sideth, 22; Tith Sokkhey, 20; and Chea Chhunly,
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