A man who allegedly raped the 11-year-old daughter of his live-in girlfriend on Tuesday in Svay Rieng province was arrested by Svay Teap district police the following day and sent to the provincial police for further questioning.
District police chief Keo Sophoan told The Post that the 33-year-old man and the girl live in Svay Rompear commune.
“The suspect confessed to the crime during questioning. I sent him along with a report to the provincial police on Wednesday,” he said.
Sophoan said the girl’s mother divorced many years ago before moving in to live with the suspect. She and the man are singers and play traditional music at various festivals for a living. The victim is her only child.
Citing the victim, Sophoan said between the start of this year and September 20, the suspect raped her more than 10 times at the house when the mother was away.
After each rape, he threatened to kill her if she told her mother or anyone else.
On Tuesday night, Sophoan said the suspect raped her again but this time was caught by her uncle, who called commune police leading to his arrest.
“The victim told me the whole story and then we decided to send the suspect to the provincial police’s anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection bureau for further action,” he said.
Net Saroeun, the bureau director, said the authorities are questioning the suspect and preparing a case for the provincial court.