A man in Preah Vihear province’s Rovieng district was arrested on Monday for raping a minor after the victim’s mother lodged a complaint.
District police chief Say Det said the 47-year-old suspect, named as Oeurn Ath has been sent to the provincial police station for further legal action.
“[The victim’s mother] filed a complaint against the suspect, and he confessed that he had raped her,” said Det.
He said the mother was informed of the incident by her neighbours after their children had witnessed the raping at a quiet place in their village.
Det said the suspect confessed to having raped the girl four times. He claimed to have given the victim money the first time the incident happened.