Sa’ang district police in Kandal province sent a man to court on Wednesday for raping his 12-year-old daughter, making her pregnant.
Deputy district police chief Sa Ravon said Phat Toeu, 33, from Prek Ambel commune’s Peam Prachhum village, first raped his unidentified daughter in July last year.
He continued to rape her until recently and threatened to kill her if she broke the news.
Having not had her period for three months, the girl told her mother who then used a pregnancy kit to test her urine before reporting to police on Tuesday.
Further medical examination showed she was already five months pregnant.
The girl said she had kept it to herself for fears the father would kill her.