The Kampong Thom Provincial Court on Saturday charged and detained a man over the rape of his 31-year-old daughter in Stoung district last week.
Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Office chief Khlout Nuy identified the accused as Boeun Khoy, 50. He was charged with rape under Article 240 of the Criminal Code.
“The man confessed that he raped his daughter. He was charged with rape under article 240 of the Criminal Code and has been placed in pre-trial detention,” Nuy said. If found guilty, Khoy faces seven to 15 years in jail.
Stoung district police chief Vorn Sophorn said on Monday that hours after she was raped, the daughter filed a complaint with the district police on Friday morning.
The victim is married and the mother of an 11-year-old son and two-year-old daughter, he noted.
Sophorn said the victim was with her kids at her parents’ home on Thursday while her husband was out of town working.
After having dinner, her mother went to sleep on the ground floor and she and her kids slept on the first floor.
At about 8pm, her father arrived home drunk and went to the first floor, but she did not pay attention to him, Sophorn said.
He said that she fell asleep and woke up when she felt someone on top of her. She told him not to rape her, but he threatened her and told her not to shout.
“Her kids were asleep. The father threatened to kill her if she dared to shout for help from her mother and then he raped her,” Sophorn said.
After getting the complaint, commune police brought the accused in for questioning and he confessed to the allegations. “After he confessed, we detained him and sent him to the court,” he said.
Provincial court spokesman Van Seng could not be reached for comment.