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Police Blotter: 15 Jan 2009

Police Blotter: 15 Jan 2009



A lady attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the Japanese Friendship Bridge near Chroy Changvar into the Tonle Sap river on Tuesday. Police who stand by at the bridge rescued her in time and took her to Calmette Hospital. Leng Malen, 25, of Prey Veng province, told police she had a conflict with her husband, who is a bodyguard. She refused to explain to police her husband's name or what the conflict was about.


Police suspect a love triangle fueled a bomb placed in the kitchen of Ouch Saroeun, 31, in O'Prasath village and commune, Mongkul Borey district, Banteay Meanchey province. Ouch Saroeun and her boyfriend Van Da, 23, were inside the house when the bomb exploded in the early hours of Sunday. Neither was injured by the blast but police believe Ouch Saroeun's recently divorced partner Nguon, 70, with whom she has a daughter with, was responsible for the bomb.


A man from Krabauv village, Preah Nipean commune attempted to rape an 18-year-old woman near her house on Sunday. Kry Korn, 26, dragged the victim, identified only as Ng, into the bushes. The victim struggled as Kry Korn started to embrace her, so he squeezed her throat until she fainted. Thinking she was dead, Kry Korn dropped her and ran away. In the lawsuit, the victim demanded 20 million riels in payment. The suspect wants to solve the problem outside the court.


A Canadian man, Daniel Lavigne, 68, was arrested on Monday in Sihanoukville. Police accused Lavigne of having sex with underage girls and committing indecent acts against minors. "The suspect denied he committed the crimes. He told police he loved the girls as his daughters because he has a love affair with the girls' mother," said Be Sivanna, local anti-trafficking police chief. "But the girls testified that he sexually abused them," he said, adding that the man would face formal charges in court on Wednesday. 


Two men were arrested on Monday for robbing an Australian man. Men Chamroeun, 26, and Ly Samnang, 25, pointed a fake gun at Ian Elmore, 55, and stole $16 and 12,000 riels.


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