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Police Blotter: 14 Jun 2010

Police Blotter: 14 Jun 2010


Two 12-year-old boys have been accused of raping a 10-year-old Vietnamese girl living in Russey Keo district’s Svay Pak commune after watching pornography late last month. The girl’s parents filed a complaint to the local authorities immediately after finding out that she was raped on May 30. The two perpetrators confessed to police, saying that before raping the girl they watched pornography on a mobile phone. The police released the boys after “giving advice” to them, and said that since they were below the age of 14, they could not be charged. KOH SANTEPHEAP

Two burglars were arrested one day after a gang of 10 broke into a house in Samrong Snou village, in Battambang province’s Ek Phnom district, and terrorised its owners before fleeing from the scene empty-handed. Police said that the group broke into the house immediately after consuming alcohol with their dinner on Thursday. They attempted to stab a man who was in the house using a long knife, but they were unsuccessful and ran away.

A 46-year-old man has recovered after he attempted to hang himself with nylon cord from the roof of a mezzanine in his Prampi Makara district residence. Police said the man, who suffered from regular high blood pressure and had high glucose levels in his urine, had attempted to take his life as a way of escaping from his recurring illnesses. The man was quickly found by his family, who freed him from the wire and took him to Calmette Hospital for treatment.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday issued a citation authorising the detention of a group of three thieves who were seized by villagers on Monday last week after unsuccessfully trying to snatch the bag of a woman travelling along a road in Meanchey district’s Stung Meanchey commune. At first, villagers captured only two of the men, but police found the third after the villagers brought the first two to the police station.


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