Rapist recently released from prison rapes woman in Vung Tau

By Truong Ha   May 16, 2024 | 02:17 am PT
Rapist recently released from prison rapes woman in Vung Tau
Pham Vinh Long at a police station in Vung Tau City, May 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Hac Minh
Police in the southern beach city of Vung Tau have arrested a man for raping a woman and sexually attacking another.

Pham Vinh Long, 34, a native of the northern Hai Phong City, is now being investigated for rape.

Police said around 3 a.m. on May 13, a 29-year-old woman was driving a motorbike on Vo Nguyen Giap Street as a man approached her and forced her to stop.

He claimed to be a "criminal police officer" and requested to see her ID papers.

Shortly after, the woman realized she had been tricked so she ditched her motorbike and ran away.

He chased after her on his motorbike, caught her and then raped her. There was no one there when the crime took place and he only stopped and fled when a car was about to pass by.

She later went to the police and filed a report.

Two days prior to that incident, a 43-year-old woman was running for morning exercise on the city's 30 Thang Tu Street when was sexually assaulted by a man.

As reported by that woman, he approached her from behind and dragged her to a secluded place.

The description by both women matched and police extracted footage from a number of traffic surveillance cameras to arrest Long.

He confessed to the crime.

Long has just been released from prison for one month after serving a 13-year jail term for rape and robbery.

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