LUSTFULNESS NO EXCUSE FOR RAPE
Dangkor district police on Friday sent a 24-year-old man to Phnom Penh Municipal Court after he was accused of raping his neighbour, a mentally ill woman, 18, in Phnom Penh. Police said that the suspect raped the victim when she was at home alone and managed to escape from the scene. But he was captured by the victim’s parents, who turned him over to local police Tuesday night. The defendant confessed to the accusation, saying the crime was due to his lustfulness.
DISORDERLY DRUNKS ARRESTED AT PALACE
At least seven teenagers were arrested while they were drinking alcohol in the park in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on Sunday night. Police said that they had already drunk for many hours at a karaoke club before continuing to drink in the open air. Police described such drinking as a bad habit because it causes social disorder. They were educated and required to sign a contract promising to stop such actions before they were set free, police said.
TEACHER CONVICTED OF SCISSOR ATTACK
Siem Reap Court on Friday sentenced a teacher to six years in prison after he injured one of his students in Siem Reap district. The teacher repeatedly advised the student not to play truant and associate with “gangsters”, but he didn’t listen. The teacher went to meet his parents to inform them about that problem. Meanwhile, the student, along with a few gangsters, met him and started an argument, leading the teacher to stab his student with a pair of scissors to protect himself.
CLOTH CAPER LANDS WOMAN IN COURT
A 29-year-old woman, who is six months pregnant, was arrested and turned over to Dangkor district police on Thursday. A cloth seller, 45, accused her of stealing her clothes in a market after pretending to be a customer. The seller found some clothes with the woman when she was about to flee, police said, adding that the woman has been arrested and educated a few times already in connection with some previous thievery at markets. This time, she was sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court for trial.
MURDER SUSPECT ON THE RUN IN KAMPOT
A Kampong Trach district police in Kampot province are looking for a 38-year-old man accused of slaying his wife on Saturday night. District police chief said that the man, who was a former chief monk in a local pagoda, hit his 28-year-old wife three times in the head and once in left wrist with a cleaver, leaving her to die alone on the floor of her home.