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

Sebastian Strangio

Under the cover of Hun Sen's Cambodia

His book Hun Sen's Cambodia is the first truly comprehensive analysis of a man who has reigned over his country for almost 30 years.

Sambo

Sambo the elephant retires

Celebrity pachyderm to settle down in Mondulkiri elephant sanctuary after decades entertaining.

Fire rips through Psar Chas

A blaze in Phnom Penh's Psar Chas razed a section of the market and damaged up to 70 per cent of its 900 stalls.