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Father in jail over rape of daughters

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A Battambang man is in custody for allegedly raping both of his daughters in 2016. Police

Father in jail over rape of daughters

A suspect, who in 2016 allegedly raped both his two daughters and is said to have often battered his wife causing serious injuries, was ordered by the Battambang provincial court to be remanded at the provincial prison on Tuesday, after provincial judicial police arrested him at a construction site in Battambang town.

Speaking to The Post on Wednesday, Battambang court administrative director Tieng Sambo identified the suspect as Proeung Sovann, 39, from Sangke district.

He said that three years ago, Sovann allegedly raped his own daughters, then aged 10 and 13, and assaulted his wife on many occasions. After his wife was made aware of the rapes, she reported it to police.

Sambo said Sovann fled after police served him a summons in response to the complaints. After three years of investigation, Battambang judicial police on Monday arrested him at a construction site in O’Char commune’s Anhchanh village in Battambang town.

“On [Tuesday] afternoon, provincial investigating judge Chum Sangva, who handled this case, charged the suspect for raping a minor under 15 years old, under Article 240 of the Criminal Code, and remanded him at the provincial prison to await trial.”

The suspect is facing a sentence of between seven years and 15 years if found guilty, she said.


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