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Police Bloter: 16 August, 2002

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AUGUST 1: An 8-year-old girl was raped in Tumnop village, Daun Keo district,

Takeo. Police said the alleged rapist, Arth, 26, persuaded the girl to go to a farm

about 800 meters from her house and promised her 500 riel. Arth, who had spent seven

years as a monk, is still at large.

 

AUGUST 1: A 12-year-old girl was raped at her house in Lavea village, Preah

Sdech district, Prey Veng. Police said the alleged rapist, Phon Phoan, 20, was arrested

three days later. Phoan was also accused of raping the girl twice in July.

AUGUST 1: Police are looking for the Thai manager of a casino after he

was accused of raping a 17-year-old employee. She was attacked while working at the

Golden Crown Casino in Khbal Spian village, O'Chroeu district, Banteay Meanchey.

Police said her manager, Suthin, a Thai national, threatened to kill her if she complained

to the authorities, adding that he had promised her 25,000 baht.

AUGUST 2: Hong Tha, 44, a farmer, was hospitalized after being knocked

down during a quarrel in Prek Phnau village, Pia Raing district, Prey Veng. Police

said he was hit on the head with a bottle by his friend, Doy, 46, during a drinking

bout. The assailant escaped.

AUGUST 2: Three people were killed by lightning in Kien Svay district,

Kandal. A 12-year-old girl, Ul Theavy, and her 10-year-old brother, Ul Sok, died

during an afternoon thunderstorm in Som Rong village. Police said the pair were looking

after their family's cows when they were struck and instantly killed. Long Sreang,

23, a farmer, also died after he was hit by lightning while cutting trakuon in nearby

Rotaing village.

AUGUST 3: Hiromi Yakimatsu, 23, a Japanese woman, was sent to Calmette

Hospital for treatment after being attacked while she was at home in Mittapheap commune,

Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, a teacher at a private school, was hit on the

head with a hammer while trying to fight off a group of gangsters who attempted to

rape her.

AUGUST 3: Men Chea, 30, a policeman, was sent to Calmette Hospital after

being severely wounded in the early hours of the morning in Sam Rong village, Barai

district, Kam-pong Thom. Police said he was shot in the face with an AK-47 during

an exchange of fire with a group of kidnappers. They were demanding 3 million riel

for the release of nine women. His boss, police inspector Svay Savet, 32, was also

wounded in the thigh.

AUGUST 4: Chi Pheng, 34, was found hanged at the toilet of his guest house

in Teuk Thla village, Russei Keo district on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police

said Pheng, an employee at international NGO World Vision, hanged himself after his

parents refused to let him marry Seng Hurn, 24.

AUGUST 4: Kong Soeun, 18, died in Calmette Hospital after being severely

wounded at a warehouse in Trapaing Thloeng village, Dangkor district, Phnom Penh.

Police said he was shot four times with an AK-47 while guarding the warehouse. Four

suspects, Kien Kim, 23, Duol Ry, 21, Keo Sreymoch, 23 and Nguon Rin, 44, were later

arrested for questioning.

AUGUST 4: Sad Vutha, 23, a military policeman, was fatally shot during

a night-time robbery in front of Oudor Riadey pagoda in Russei Keo district, Phnom

Penh. Police said he was shot in the head with a K-54 handgun by two men who then

stole his motorbike.

AUGUST 5: Bill Morron, 64, a US citizen, was found dead at his office in

the US Embassy in Phnom Penh. Police said Morron, who was working on security at

the embassy, probably died from a heart attack. His body was sent to Calmette Hospital.

AUGUST 5: Li Soklin, 22, was gunned down in Kau Rothan village, Serey Sophoan

district, Banteay Meanchey. Police said she was shot in the temple by her boyfriend,

Chien Hi, 28, who then killed himself with his handgun. The woman's parents disapproved

of Hi's attempts to form a relationship with their daughter.

AUGUST 5: Sin Hiang, 37, was sent to Calmette Hospital after being attacked

with an ax during a robbery in Romdoul Choeung Phnom village, Mittapheap district,

Sihanoukville. Police said an unknown man blocked the path of Hiang's motorbike then

chopped him eight times. The robber fled to a nearby forest after Hiang fought back.

AUGUST 6: Fieng Tong, 35, a Vietnamese national, was sent to Calmette Hospital

for treatment after being knocked down during a drink-fueled quarrel at 5:45 pm in

Psar O'Russei precinct, Phnom Penh. Police said he was hit on the head and neck with

a steel bar by his friend, Le Wang Yau, 36. Yau was angry after Tong kept knocking

him on the head while drunk. Yau was later arrested.

AUGUST 7: Top Vuthy, 24, was arrested for a murder committed two months

earlier in Koh Prak village, Kien Svay district, Kandal. District police inspector

Maing Pich said Vuthy ran away after he killed a man and a women as he attempted

to rob their house. The couple, Khy Srean, 38, and Tor Soneath, 37, were shot dead

with a K-59 handgun while watching television at their house.

AUGUST 7: Seventeen Vietnamese girls were rescued from a brothel in Svay

Pak precinct, Russei Keo district, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Prum Vutha, the

acting head of the anti-human trafficking unit, said his officers arrested two Vietnamese

brothel owners, Nguyen Thity, 22, and Yor Thy Anh, 51. The rescued girls were sent

to the Cambodian Women's Crisis Center for rehabilitation.

AUGUST 8: Mam Sopheak, 32, a moto-taxi driver, was sent to hospital after

acid was thrown on him as he slept in Teuk Thla village, Russei Keo district, on

the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Police said Sopheak's face and body were severely injured

during the attack. It's thought the driver's second estranged wife, Srey Pheap, 35,

threw the acid in retaliation after she was knocked down during a family quarrel

a week earlier.

AUGUST 9: Chea Vin, 33, was arrested for a robbery he was accused of committing

four months earlier in Prek Krauch village, Levea Em district, Kandal. Police said

the arrest came after a warrant was issued by the provincial prosecutor, Chheng Phat,

and his investigating judge.

AUGUST 9: Tep Sopheap, 24, was shot dead at 4:20 am in Tonle Bassac precinct,

Chamkar Morn district, Phnom Penh. Police said Sopheap, who came from Neak Loeung

village, Prey Veng province, was shot in the face with a K-54 handgun by an unknown

man, who then escaped on a motorbike. It is thought revenge was the motive for the

killing as the victim's motorbike was not stolen.

AUGUST 10: Two suspected robbers, Sem Sun, 20, Kong Ketborah, 21, were

arrested after being accused of committing a murder a week earlier at Oudor Riadey

pagoda in Phnom Penh. Police said the victim, Sat Vutha, 23, a military police official,

was persuaded to visit the pagoda by the suspects, where he was shot with a K-54

handgun. The attackers then stole his motorbike, later selling it for $420.

- Translated from Khmer newspapers Koh Santepheap and Rasmei Kampuchea by Aun

Pheap

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