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Prison term expected for taxi driver who raped passenger

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The suspect was arrested for raping a woman in his van in April. Police

Prison term expected for taxi driver who raped passenger

The Prey Veng Provincial Court will sentence a rape suspect later this month following his hearing on Wednesday.

Phnom Penh taxi driver Khon Rith, 29, was found guilty of raping a woman in his van in April. The rape occurred in Chres commune, Prey Veng’s Mesang district, according to Prey Veng court spokesperson Chan Vannak.

Chres commune police chief Veasna Samoun told The Post on Wednesday that on April 25 the 33-year-old victim, who lives in Romeas Hek district, Svay Rieng was a passenger in the suspect’s van from Phnom Penh to Prey Veng province with many passengers.

Other passengers left the van, leaving her alone. When they arrived at Chres commune Rith raped the woman and dropped her on the road. He then drove away.

The woman filed a complaint with commune police the following day.

Upon receiving the complaint, police immediately reported it to the Mesang district governor in Prey Veng. The police chief then ordered officers to arrest the suspect.

Rith confessed to the rape.


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