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Police Blotter: 13 Jul 2009

Police Blotter: 13 Jul 2009

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A 23-year-old sex maniac was arrested on Saturday for violently raping his 19-year-old wife, who delivered a baby just a week before. The wife said in her complaint that her husband raped her for seven consecutive days. She accused her husband of tying up her hands and legs, dragging her 20 metres away from her home in Battambang's Ek Phnom district and brutally raping her. After the arrest, the man confessed to police that the influence of wine had confused him and forced him to perpetrate such a shameful act.

A 29-year-old intoxicated man was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of attempting to strangle his 7-month-old baby after his 17-year-old wife, Chak Phalla, refused to give him 1,000 riel (US$0.25) to buy gin. Suong Vantha, from Kampong Speu's Kong Pisei district, is also accused of vandalism in the district's Prey Kuy commune. Police are currently preparing documents to send the man to trial.

MONKS QUESTIONED about teen girls
Two monks have been arrested for on suspicion of taking two girls back to their room in a monastery. Chit Sophoan, 27, and Yong Tola, 24, were sent to the Provincial Department of Cults and Religious Affairs for questioning on Friday after their master accused them of returning to Khem Voan pagoda in Kampong Chhnang with two teenage girls. After the arrest, the monks said the two girls were their god-sisters and denied sleeping with them. The suspects and the girls reside in the city's Phsar Chhnang commune.

Two men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing two bottles of wine over a month ago in Kampong Tralach's Rolea Piear district. Moeung Kim Yeak, 29, and journalist Keo Vibol, 35, only are accused of managing to steal two bottles of wine during a botched robbery. The perpetrators, from Battambang's Sangke district, said they were part of a group of nine criminals, according to police.

A group of criminals were arrested July 7 for a series of armed robberies in Vietnam's Ang Yang and Tien Yang provinces. A joint Cambodian and Vietnamese police effort led to the arrest of 10 Cambodians and one foreigner of unknown nationality. Police confiscated three handguns, five motorcycles, some dong currency and gold jewellery.


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