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Pursat man arrested for raping daughter

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Pursat police arrested a man on Monday on accusations he raped his daughter. Police

Pursat man arrested for raping daughter

Pursat police arrested a father on Monday on accusations he raped his daughter.

Anti-human trafficking and juvenile protection chief at the provincial police station, Pol Chamroeun, said on Tuesday the man is being questioned but has confessed.

His daughter filed a complaint against him on July 19 at Phnom Kravanh district station, Pursat.

The Phnom Kravanh district police station’s chief of serious crimes unit, Hun Chan Thea said the suspect, 50, was arrested Sunday evening.

He said the victim, 20, is the oldest of three children and her parents divorced about seven years ago.

Citing the victim, Thea said the father had abused her since she was 12 and raped her when her mother was not around.

Thea said this was a regular occurrence until she turned 16. She got married when she was 17.

Then, on July 18, despite the victim’s husband being there, the suspect still insisted on having sex with her, according to the police.

The suspect confessed to the police that he committed the act. He told them he wanted to have sex with her, but she did not agree and told the police.


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