A court has sentenced Hữu Bê, 57, from Cà Mau Province’s Thới Bình District, to seven years in prison for child sex abuse. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News
CÀ MAU — A court in the southernmost province of Cà Mau has sentenced Hữu Bê, 57, from Thới Bình District to seven years in prison and fined VNĐ13 million (US$600) on Monday for child sex abuse.
The 13-year-old girl committed suicide on February 10 of last year and left a suicide note that included information about Hữu Bê.
Province police arrested Hữu Bê 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, Bê, 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, Bê denied his guilt but a representative of the People’s Procuracy said there was enough evidence to sentence Hữu Bê.
The Ministry of Public Security dismissed Trần Hồng Lộc, deputy head, and Đỗ Tấn Đạt, team leader of the police investigation agency, for lack of responsibility during the investigation of the case. — VNS