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Police detain suspect in Sen Sok rape case

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The suspect was arrested and will be sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday. Police

Police detain suspect in Sen Sok rape case

The capital’s Sen Sok district police on Tuesday detained a man who allegedly attempted to rape his adopted daughter the previous night. The man will be sent to Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday.

Khmuonh commune police chief Nhean Norn said the victim alleged that her father had raped her several times since 2017.

But on Monday night, he said, when he allegedly again tried to rape his 16-year-old adopted daughter, she managed to stop him and packed her bags and left the house.

The suspect, 48, adopted the girl when she was an infant, 16 years ago, with his wife.

Norn said that after Monday’s attempted rape, the suspect’s wife, seeing her daughter packing her belongings and attempting to leave the house, became suspicious and asked for an explanation.

Her daughter told her about the attempted rape, Norn said, and alleged that he had threatened to kill her if he was sent to prison.

The mother reported the incident to commune police chief Norn on Tuesday morning.

“The girl said she was pressured by him and knew what his intentions were. The girl did not want to live in the house anymore, so she started to pack her belongings,” Norn said.

After receiving the mother’s complaint, Norn arrested the suspect and sent him to Sen Sok district police for further legal procedures.

Deputy Sen Sok district police chief Huot Sok Hour told The Post that the suspect was being detained by his force and would be sent to court on Friday.


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