Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Ratanakkiri man sent to court on rape allegations




Ratanakkiri man sent to court on rape allegations

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A man has been sent to the Ratanakkiri provincial court on Sunday after he was accused of raping his 14-year-old step-daughter. Photo supplied

Ratanakkiri man sent to court on rape allegations

Ratanakkiri provincial police’s anti-human trafficking bureau sent a man to the provincial court on Sunday after he was arrested in Lumphat district on Friday accused of raping his 14-year-old step-daughter.

Keo Davy, the provincial deputy police chief in charge of the anti-human trafficking unit, told The Post on Sunday that the 36-year-old suspect was sent to court on Sunday afternoon.

“We are satisfied that he raped his step-daughter because he has confessed, and the girl also told us what the suspect did. He will face the full force of the law if the court finds him guilty,” she said.

Davy said the girl’s mother is a widow who has two more children with the suspect.

She said that last year, the suspect regularly persuaded the girl to go fishing with him far away from the village. Whilst there, she said, the suspect often seized the chance to rape his step-daughter.

“The suspect admitted to the authorities that he sometimes slept with his step-daughter and played with her genital area."

“He said he had raped her 10 times. Sometimes he penetrated her but sometimes he was not able to. After he raped her the first time, he threatened to kill her if she dared to tell anyone,” Davy said.

She said the authorities had received a complaint from the girl’s mother. After receiving the complaint, the suspect was arrested in Lumphat district and taken to the district police station.

Davy said the suspect initially denied the charges, but later he confessed and was sent to the police station in Ratanakkiri province.

MOST VIEWED

  • School reopening to be postponed until November

    Minister of Education Hang Chuon Naron on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Hun Sen requesting a delay of school reopening across the Kingdom until November, when the new academic year begins. In his letter, Chuon Naron said the postponement is warranted to avoid the new

  • Foreigners in Kingdom must now register in FPCS system

    The Ministry of Interior’s General Department of Immigration (GDI) announced that it would not grant visa extensions to foreigners staying in Cambodia if their names are not listed on the Foreigners Present in Cambodia System (FPCS) by July 1. Foreign nationals can register in the

  • Covid-19 at ‘alarming rate’, health ministry says

    The Covid-19 risk level for individual transmission is at an “alarming rate” in the Kingdom and its probability is “not low”, warned Health Ministry spokesperson Or Vandine. “Cambodia’s coronavirus scenario is classified as being at an early stage of the pandemic because of ongoing

  • Mandatory quarantine for 30,000 workers begins

    Some of the roughly 30,000 workers from factories and enterprises across the Kingdom who went on leave during Khmer New Year began their government-imposed 14-day quarantine on Monday. Speaking at a press conference while visiting workers at the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on Monday, Ministry

  • Unemployed to get $40 per month

    The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has instructed enterprises, business owners and travel agencies in five provinces to prepare the proper forms for the suspension of employment contracts. This, it said, will make it easier for the ministry to transfer $40 a month to workers

  • Gov’t travel ban flouted

    While the majority of Cambodians have paid heed to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s order to stay put and not travel during the Khmer New Year – the holidays of which were also postponed – several hundred have left Phnom Penh nonetheless. They have allegedly breached provincial

  • G20 energy ministers struggle to finalise oil output cuts

    Top oil producers struggled to finalise production cuts during a virtual summit held by Group of 20 (G20) energy ministers on Friday, despite US President Donald Trump’s mediation efforts to end a standoff with Mexico. The final G20 communique appeared to gloss over simmering divisions

  • Kingdom revises travel restriction order

    The government on Friday eased the district and provincial border restrictions issued on Thursday. People are now allowed to cross districts within their provinces. Phnom Penh and Kandal province are to be treated as a single region where people are allowed to travel freely. In

  • Private schools struggling

    The Cambodian Higher Education Association has claimed that 113 private educational establishments are facing bankruptcy because of their inability to pay rent and staff salaries in light of nationwide school closures caused by the Covid-19 outbreak. It said the financial trouble started when the Ministry of

  • Khmer New Year holidays postponed

    In an effort to halt Covid-19 infections in the Kingdom, Prime Minister Hun Sen has postponed the Khmer New Year holidays scheduled from April 13 to 16. While the people will not have their usual break, nor will there be any public celebrations or gatherings at pagodas,