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Man held for ‘raping daughter’, aged 12

A Kampong Chhnang province man is being held after police there arrested him this week for allegedly raping his 12-year-old daughter.

Police in the province’s Boribor district arrested Yorn Voeun, 33, in his home this week, after his wife reported that their daughter said he raped her, Nhem Philin, chief of the Boribor police’s penal section, said yesterday.

“We went to the suspect’s house to arrest him at night, while he was sleeping,” Philin said.

“At first, the suspect denied the accusation, but after we questioned him, he confessed.”

Voeun’s daughter said that when she went with her father and 7-year-old brother to fish at a river on Monday, he told her brother to stay where he was, and took the girl to a secluded area, Philin said.

He then allegedly raped her.

After being charged in court with the alleged rape, Voeun is being held at the provincial prison, said Luth Choeun, Kampong Chhnang’s deputy chief of serious crimes.

“Yorn Voeun is in prison after the prosecutor charged him with raping his daughter,” Choeun said.



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