A former deputy head of the Danang City People’s Procuracy has just been accused of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old-girl in Ho Chi Minh City.
Speaking with the media on April 3, the spokesperson of HCM City’s Public Security Department, Nguyen Sy Quang confirmed that they have identified the man who managed to hug and kiss a girl in an elevator at a local building as Nguyen Huu Linh, former deputy head of the Danang City People’s Procuracy.
“Linh has been summoned by police in District 4 and we are working with police in Danang City to investigate the case,” Quang said.
The incident occurred on the evening of April 1 at an elevator in Galaxy 9 Apartment Building in District 4 where Linh was coming to visit his daughter and the girl was returning home on the 10th floor. There were only two of them in the elevator and the man suddenly hugged and kissed the girl despite her resistance. The girl could only escape when the elevator opened. The assault was recorded by a security camera in the area.
It is said that the man had met the girl’s family to say sorry and this was accepted.
But a video clip of the scene appeared on the internet the next day and arousing public anger.
According to police in Danang City, Nguyen Huu Linh retired in June 2018 at the age of 60.