DRUNKEN MAN HELD FOR HITTING WIFE
A 40-year-old Kandal man was arrested in Kandal Stung district Saturday for the drunken assault of his wife and her sister. Sao Pov returned home drunk after work and started beating his wife and sister-in-law and burning personal effects such as clothing and his children's school materials. Police said he was sent to court.
FOUR JAILED FOR SOCCER GAMBLING
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court handed down a seven-day prison sentence to four men arrested by authorities Tuesday on charges of gambling at a private betting house. Ros Samnang, Ros Chamnan, Sreng Mao and Chhit Nara told police that they were not the owners of the Tuol Tumpong home, but had merely turned up to bet with friends on soccer.
TEEN HELD FOR RAPE ATTEMPT ON GIRL
A 15-year-old male was arrested Sunday for the attempted rape of a 5-year-old girl in Koh Thom district, Kandal province. The youth told officers at the district police station that he decided to try to persuade the child to have intercourse with him after getting aroused by porn movies he had watched on his mobile phone that day.
NZ MAN'S DEATH WAS NATURAL CAUSES
Police said the death of a New Zealand man at his rented home in Wat Phnom commune on Wednesday was a result of natural causes. Stuart Jon Pinker, 49, was found by his wife of four years, Chea Vichra, 29, when she returned home inebriated that night some hours after his death. The woman told police she had been back to the house earlier in the day after visiting her hometown, but finding the door locked, went to drink at a friend's house.
OXCART MOTIVE IN ATTEMPTED MURDER
Phon Nop, 21, was arrested by police in Siem Reap province Friday where he had fled after violently assaulting a neighbour in his home district of Samrong Tong in Kampong Speu last December. Police said the arrest was in accordance with a warrant issued by the provincial court on the charge of attempted murder. Phon Nop told police that he and a friend had struck Chey Srouch over the head with an ax several times in a bid to kill him because the victim had accused Phon Nop of stealing his oxcart.