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Ten years on, wife charged for locking up husband

Ten years on, wife charged for locking up husband

A jealous wife in Kampong Cham province’s Batheay district was charged in the provincial court yesterday, accused of locking her cheating husband inside their house for a week some 10 years ago when she found out about his mistress.

Eak Huong, 36, was arrested on Tuesday after ignoring multiple summonses over the past decade. Her husband, Math Try, 40, first reported that she had locked him in a bedroom of their Pha’av commune home for seven days in 2005, Batheay district police chief Sam Nal said yesterday. She was charged with illegal detention of a person.

“She was angry with her husband because he did not work or make money to support his family,” Nal said of Huong, a businesswoman. “But instead, he had a mistress, and always brought her money and often stayed at her home.”

Huong is now being held in Kampong Cham provincial prison awaiting trial, Nal said yesterday.

The alleged detainment sees her facing a charge under the Kingdom’s Law on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation, Nal said. Under this law, Huong could face imprisonment for three to five years, if convicted.

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