A man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping his nine-year-old daughter while drunk. The alleged incident happened in the capital’s Chbar Ampov district, according to police who plan to send him to municipal court on Friday.
Mao Siet, Chbar Ampov’s deputy police chief, told The Post that the arrest was made after the alleged victim’s mother lodged a complaint.
The alleged crime was committed at around 1pm and the girl’s screams were heard by neighbours and her mother, who intervened.
“The mother took the victim to the police station, and soon after the suspect was picked up and placed in custody,” Siet said, adding that the man admitted to the rape.
Witnesses said they suspected the man had a mental problem. He also drank daily, they added.
They said he had been drinking when the crime took place.
San Chey, head of the NGO ANSA, pointed to the growing use of drugs and alcohol and how they can negatively impact the morals of users.
“It is disturbing that we have reached a level that such a case can even happen,” Chey said.