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Vietnam president wants clarity on probe into man accused of molesting seven kids

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 18:31 GMT+7

Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang has ordered relevant agencies to investigate a case in which a man was accused of molesting seven young girls in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

Leaders of the Ministry of Public Security and the Supreme People’s Procuracy have been tasked with the looking into the case as a conclusion has yet to be reached in over six months.

The investigation was launched on August 24, 2016 by Senior Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Duc Trinh, deputy chief of the police department in Vung Tau City, in Ba Ria- Vung Tau Province.

According to the case file, Tran Thi Thu Thuy, from Nguyen An Ninh Ward, accused N.K.T., 76, residing in the nearby Lakeside Vung Tau apartment complex, of harassing her daughter, T.N.T., who was eight years old at the time.

Thuy said that the young girl was abused during the summer, when she was at home alone and Thuy was at work.

Officers from the municipal Department of Police later carried out an investigation, discovering six more children having also reported being molested by the same man between 2012 and 2016.

More than six months since the investigation began, no result has yet to be obtained.

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