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Four charged over gang-rape of two teens in Malaysia

Published on Jun 13, 2014 2:16 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysian courts have charged four, including a father and his son, over the gang-rape of two teenage girls, police said on Friday, in a case that has sparked outrage in the Muslim-majority country.

The four, including two minors, were all charged on Wednesday with committing rape "in front of others" at their village in the northern state of Kelantan, said Mr Lai Yong Heng, the state's director of crime investigation.

The girls, aged 15 and 17, were raped in an abandoned hut on May 20 after being lured there.

Initial reports said 38 men took turns to violate them, but police later dismissed this, saying fewer men were involved but some raped the girls more than once.

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