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Police Blotter: 21 Dec 2009


Man accused of raping daughter
A 46-year-old man believed to be mentally ill was accused of raping his 8-year-old child in Battambang province on Tuesday. According to local police, the suspected rapist is an unemployed man living in Kamreang district. He was arrested after the young girl was heard shouting.

Kids alert cops to assault of mom
A 27-year-old man is suspected of raping a pregnant mother of four in Kamreang district, Battambang province, on Tuesday. It is alleged that he attacked the woman while she was watching a video with her children, and forced her to go behind the house. He was detained after the youngsters fled the home to ask a neighbour for help. The case will now be heard in court.

Crooks steal loot; cops take guns
Two men accused of breaking into a house and stealing jewellery, two mobile phones, US$100 and 27,000 baht (3.2 million riels) in Battambang’s Thmorkou district were arrested on Tuesday, and their guns were confiscated. Police are now trying to find another man thought to have been involved in the crime.

Man convicted of sex with 15-year-old
A 25-year-old man was sent to prison on Friday after being found guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old girl he said was his lover. He was arrested after escaping with the girl, whose parents did not approve of their relationship, to Kandal’s Ksach Kandal district. The man was jailed after a hearing at Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

Man accused of decapitation attack
A 19-year-old man, accused of decapitating a fellow reveller after an argument at a karaoke club, was arrested on Friday. He is alleged to have been part of a group of thugs that cut off a man’s head with a knife in a garden in front of the National University of Management in Wat Phnom commune, Daun Penh district, on Wednesday. The crime is thought to have occurred after a disagreement broke out during a night of singing and drinking in a club near the Ministry of Women’s Affairs. The dead man lived in Sras Chak commune, Phnom Penh.

Man accused of having illegal gun
A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of illegal possession of a gun last Thursday. According to Tuol Kork district police, the man was arrested by officers out on a patrol of the district. The gun was found with no ammunition. The arrested man insisted he did not own the gun, a K59. He was merely taking it to be repaired, he said.



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