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.


  • Archeologists find ancient phallic statue

    An archeological team has found a metre-long tipless stone linga (penis) of the Hindu deity Shiva in the foundations of a temple in Kratie province’s historical Samphu Borak area, a former capital of the pre-Angkor Empire Chenla period. Thuy Chanthourn, the deputy director of

  • China steel company relocates to Cambodia

    Chinese state-owned iron and steel company China Baowu Steel Group Corp Ltd has unveiled plans to relocate its blast furnaces from Xinjiang Autonomous Region in the northwest of China to Cambodia, which will be the first overseas Baowu production plant, a Reuters report on Wednesday

  • Chinese push up Sihanoukville property prices

    The presence of Chinese investors and tourists in Sihanoukville continued to push real estate transactions and increase prices in the city, with major construction activities underway, say property insiders. Previously, local property insiders predicted that real estate transactions in Preah Sihanouk province would begin to

  • Gov’t unconcerned by Kem Sokha ‘release’ bill tabled in US Senate

    The government was unconcerned by a bill put to the US Senate last week that demands the “release” of Kem Sokha, the president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), its spokesman told The Post on Wednesday. The bill also calls for the