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Man held for raping teen daughter

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A man was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday for raping his 15-year-old daughter twice last month in Dangkor district’s Pong Teuk commune. Police

Man held for raping teen daughter

A man was sent to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday for raping his 15-year-old daughter twice last month in Dangkor district’s Pong Teuk commune.

Deputy district police chief Chhim Bunroth said the 40-year-old father was arrested on Saturday.

“He will be questioned by the court in accordance with legal procedures,” he said.

Commune police chief Vorn Saroeun said the girl is married despite being underage.

He said she had split time living with her parents and husband, who resides in the same commune.

Before the first incident on March 13, the girl was playing with her smartphone at her parents’ house when the man came into her room asking to have sex with her. When she refused, the father raped her after making a death threat.

Saroeun said the man raped her again at the house on March 20. Out of fear of repeated rapes, she moved to live with her husband, who began to feel suspicious after hearing voice messages the suspect had sent to her.

“Now you sleep with your husband the whole week. Letting me sleep with you once a week would be enough for me,” the suspect was quoted as saying in one of the voice messages.

The girl’s husband then took her to the commune police station to file a complaint. With the girl’s accounts and voice messages as evidence, police arrested the man the same day. He confessed to raping his daughter twice.

Saroeun said the mother previously requested a marriage certificate for her daughter from the local authorities, but was rejected as she was underage.

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