Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Sexual assault: Journalist arrested on rape claim

Sexual assault: Journalist arrested on rape claim

A local journalist in Pursat was arrested and sent to court yesterday for questioning, preliminarily charged with the alleged rape of a 63-year-old widow in Phnom Kravanh district last week.

Phnom Kravanh district police chief Vorng Saveth said Sok Sorphoan, 36, a reporter for Damnoeng Kampuchea newspaper, was arrested on Saturday after the victim filed a complaint against him to Samrong commune police. Police claim that Sorphoan confessed.

Sorphoan tricked the victim into taking a motorbike into the district forests with him, pretending “to collect information about the illegal loggers’ activities”, Saveth said. “But after bringing her to a quiet place in the forest, he forcibly raped [her].”

If found guilty by the court, Sorphoan faces up to 10 years in prison.

Sorphoan and Seihak Techeas, vice prosecutor of Pursat provincial court, could not be reached for comment yesterday.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Floating away

Floating away

An ethnically Vietnamese community that has lived on the water in Phnom Penh for decades is given three weeks notice to cut their houses loose.

Provincial fried rat

Provincial fried rat; the new organic fad?

Cambodian exporters have found an unlikely selling point for their rodents - hygiene.

Chea Sim cremated

Chea Sim cremated

King sends off late Cambodian People's Party president