Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Colonel charged with raping underage maid

Colonel charged with raping underage maid

A royal Cambodian Armed Forces colonel was locked in pre-trial detention yesterday after being arrested and charged with raping his 16-year-old maid in a guesthouse, court officials told the Post.

Police arrested Or Kehoeun, 53, a resident of Siem Reap town’s Svay Dangkum commune, after allegations from his maid and her family that he took her to a guesthouse and raped her last Tuesday night.

Siem Reap Provincial Court prosecutor Ty Sovinthal said police had detained Kehoeun in Banteay Meanchey province after earlier questioning from an investigating judge in which the suspect had given answers “consistent with the victim’s claims”.

This, however, did not amount to a confession from Kehoeun, Sovinthal added.

“Based on the law,” he said, “if he has done as accused, the landlord is guilty of raping his maid even if she has consented.”

According to Chea Heng, deputy director of Siem Reap provincial police’s anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection department, the alleged victim told investigating officers that Kehoeun had taken her to the Chamrong Chamroeun guesthouse in Ta Phol village last Tuesday where he forced her to have sexual intercourse with him.

She also accused him of trying to force her to perform oral sex on him.

The victim has demanded $5,000 in compensation from Kehoeun, who will be detained in custody until his trial at a date yet to be decided.

Sovinthal said court officials were not yet aware of the RCAF unit Kehoeun worked in.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kim Sarom at sarom.kim@phnompenhpost.com

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

ACLEDA’s boss on how tech is changing financial services

In today’s world of fast-changing technology, Cambodia is seeing increasing innovation in financial services.

ACLEDA President In Channy on the key to the bank’s success

Post Khmer Editor-in-Chief Kay Kimsong sat down with Dr In Channy, President and Group Managing Director of ACLEDA Bank Plc, to explore the main principle guiding Cambodia’s biggest bank.

A taste of Phnom Penh's first container night market

At the launch of Phnom Penh's newest market, The Post spoke to customers and stallholders about what the hub of bars, food stalls, shops and live music will add to the city's nightlife.