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Police Blotter: 13 April 2009

Police Blotter: 13 April 2009



District police and members of the Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Bureau on Thursday raided a coffee shop suspected of showing pornographic films in Chamka Loeu district, Kampong Cham province. The shopowner and 13 patrons were arrested, and police confiscated pornographic materials and 13 motorbikes. Provincial deputy police Chief Chem Seng Hong said the raid was the result of a long investigation, adding that the closing of the shop would help promote human dignity and social morality.


Kong Bunthoeun, 24, was savagely attacked Wednesday while smoking a cigarette on the street in Kakab commune in Phnom Penh's Dangkor district. The attacker, Mas Shou, is said to have accosted the victim with a sword before beating him. The victim, who is being treated at Kosamak Hospital, told police that while he was being beaten, his attacker said he was exacting revenge.


Mith Ratana, 18, was arrested for the suspected rape of a girl on April 6 who he said he had been in love with for a long time, following a complaint by the victim. The suspect later confessed to the crime during interrogation by police from the Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection Bureau, saying he was very drunk and tried to comfort the young woman afterwards by asking her to marry him. She refused and reported him to police.


A man was robbed of his motorbike on Wednesday by two men with guns while driving with his girlfriend on Cekong bridge in Stung Treng province. Duong Sivutha, police chief of the Serious Crimes Bureau, said the victim was Sen Ratha, 21, who told police two unidentified men chased him on a motorbike, firing a warning shot in the air to get him to pull over. Neither the victim or his girlfriend were injured in the theft.


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