Myanmar 3yo testifies in rape case that shocked country

Warning: This article discusses sexual assault.

A three-year-old allegedly raped at her preschool has given evidence at the trial of the man accused of attacking her.

The girl, who cannot be named but is known as "Victoria", gave evidence to the court via video link, the BBC reports.

Victoria's parents noticed injuries on her when she returned home from preschool on May 16.

Police say a medical examination carried out on the girl showed she had been sexually assaulted, although DNA evidence trying to find the offender is inconclusive.

School employee Aung Kyaw Myo has been charged with the crime. He's yet to give evidence or enter a plea.

Staff at the school believe he could not have committed the crime.

"It is impossible that he did it. We, all the teachers, were with the students all the time," teacher Hnin Nu told the BBC in July.

Myo was initially arrested but released due to a lack of evidence, before being arrested again and charged.

Some Myanmar residents believe he was framed so local police would be able to say they had done their job.

Victoria's father hasn't directly criticised the police but said he was not sure about the investigation.

"I'm not hopeful that this case will be solved with accurate evidence and the facts. So far, what I see and hear are not right."


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