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German charged with raping, torturing maid

A German man was arrested on Saturday and charged with raping and torturing his maid in Kampot province’s Andong Khmer commune.

In Chiva, deputy chief of Kampot provincial police, said the suspect, Deab Leu, 62, faced a charge relating to forced sexual intercourse along with five charges relating to forced oral sex.

“[A woman] was forced to [perform] a sexual act many times before she was given her salary each month and the last time, he forced sex, but she denied because she was ill, so he tortured her by beating her,” In Chiva said.

He said Leu, a teacher, had rented a house in the village since April.

In Chiva said the court would be shown photographic evidence of one of the sexual assaults, taken by the maid’s daughter, who was also staying at the house.

“[The maid] could not endure the indecent activity. Her daughter took a photograph when the suspect forced her mother to have sex, and she filed a complaint to the police. The photo is important evidence,” he said.

Sim Sorphea, an Adhoc official, said the victim was poor and had wanted money to support her daughter to study, which was why she had taken the job, at $80 per month, as Leu’s maid.

“He forced sex before giving her salary to her. It is so bad,” she said, adding it was the first incident of its kind involving a foreigner in Kampot province this year.



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