Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Rape accused sent to court, one at large

Rape accused sent to court, one at large

Rape accused sent to court, one at large

Chroy Changvar district police have sent a suspect to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court and are in the process of identifying another for the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman in Chroy Changvar commune last week.

Chroy Chongvar district police chief Siem Sothavuth said a 27-year-old suspect was sent to the court after he was arrested.

“I finished questioning the suspect and sent him to the court on February 27,” he said.

A Chroy Changvar district police official who asked not to be named said on Sunday that police were searching for another suspect who escaped.

He said the rape occurred in the early hours of February 26 near a pond by the mermaid roundabout in the commune.

He said a security guard saw two men and a girl sitting near a street light in the area.

Later, one of them threw her to the ground as the other watched for any witnesses. Moments later, the guard saw the man on lookout take the girl into some reeds by a pond.

Suspicious, the guard approached the two men to question them, after which he managed to detain one while the other escaped. He then notified the police.

“We are searching for the suspect who escaped,” the official said, adding that the 27-year-old suspect had no job or place to live and hailed from Prey Veng province.

He said that police had not yet determined the identity of the suspect who escaped. But they believe he is a snail and sugarcane seller because when police arrived at the scene, they saw a motorcycle attached to a cart selling snails.

“We are uncertain if the suspects knew each other as the one who was sent to court claimed not to know the suspect on the run,” he said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Cambodia unveils new quarantine regulations

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Cambodia sets new Covid-19 quarantine rules

    The government has modified Covid-19 quarantine requirements, shortening the duration for, among others, Cambodian officials, foreign diplomats and delegations, investors and inbound travellers in general. According to an official notice signed by Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng late on October 16, quarantine length for Cambodian

  • Hun Sen: Cambodia set to fully reopen

    Prime Minister Hun Sen concludes that the October 5-7 Pchum Ben public holiday, during which many people either flocked to their hometowns for family reunion or gathered at tourist attractions across the country, has not caused an outbreak of Covid-19. In a special address to

  • Will Evergrande change the way Chinese developers do business in Cambodia?

    China’s property sector policy has exposed the grim financial condition of real estate developers including those operating in Cambodia, which raises questions over the viability of their projects and business going forward The dark blue netting draping over one of Yuetai Group Co Ltd’

  • Cambodia resumes issuance of tourist visas

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced the resumption of its tourist visa and visa exemption programme after a long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In a letter dated October 20 and addressed to foreign embassies and consulates, foreign minister Prak Sokhonn

  • Cambodia voted ‘world’s friendliest country’ in Rough Guides reader poll

    Cambodia ranked number one among the “World’s Friendliest Countries”, according to a reader poll conducted by London-based international website “Rough Guides”. Taking submissions through Twitter and Facebook, “Rough Guides”, a well-known travel agency and publisher of guidebooks, said the Kingdom “was by far the