Pregnant woman accused of adultery
Pursat provincial police have arrested a woman, who is eight months pregnant, and accused her of adultery. The woman’s husband demanded that police arrest his allegedly wayward wife after he caught her in bed with another man, who is also reportedly married. Police said the woman confessed to having sex outside of marriage three times since September, saying that her fellow accused adulterer gave her food. The woman blamed her husband for drinking wine and not giving her enough money to feed her children.
Karaoke owners sing the blues
Two women who own a karaoke parlour in Svay Rieng province are accused of forcing their employees to have sex with customers. Their accuser says she came to the bar in Tachor village looking for her husband but took a job after she ran out of rent money. The accuser claims she tried to leave after she was harassed by clients. But the owners allegedly refused and demanded she pay US$10 in order to leave. She claims the owners locked her in a room before she escaped. A subsequent police raid on the parlour turned up another six girls in a similar predicament.
Arrests make for bitter pills
Three men allegedly found with 1,953 amphetamine tablets in Battambang province say they were hired only to transport the drugs. The men were arrested in the middle of traffic in Battambang’s Phnom Proek district. Police also seized the car and motorbike in which the men were travelling. Officers are also looking for a fourth man identified by the suspects.
Budget bickering leads to beating
Police say a Kompong Thom man beat his wife unconscious after an argument over 500,000 riels (US$120). The pair had been disputing what to do with the money earned from selling a pig. Police say the wife demanded to keep the money, worried that her husband would blow it on booze. The husband refused and allegedly beat her with a wooden bat, rendering her unconscious. Police say the man is on the run from the law.