The authorities in Vietnam have arrested a xe om – motorbike cabdriver – for allegedly molesting an underaged girl in Ho Chi Minh City.
Nguyen Van Chin, the 54-year-old driver, is being detained for alleged “molestation of a person under 16.” If found guilty, he could jailed for up to three years, VN Express reported.
On April 14, the five-year-old girl was left alone in a rented room by her mother. When the mother returned home, the little girl complained of a pain in her genital area.
The girl said Nguyen — who lived in the same block — had entered the room and touched her genital area. Security camera footage confirmed the girl’s story, as Nguyen was seen entering and leaving the room.
The mother filed a police complaint, prompting a formal investigation. Nguyen’s DNA was found in the girl’s body after the police conducted forensic tests. He has since confessed to the crime.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, Vietnam recorded 1,547 cases of child sexual abuse last year.