POLICE SAY EATERY SERVED UP SEX
Eighteen women allegedly employed as sex workers at a restaurant in Battambang province’s Sampov Loun district were freed during a police raid on Thursday. Authorities said the restaurant was raided after they suspected that it also housed karaoke and guest rooms that allowed customers to buy sex from employees. Police arrested the restaurant’s owner and manager. The 18 women have been sent to the provincial Department of Social Affairs for rehabilitation.
KEP POLICEMAN SHOT DEAD IN CAPITAL
A 44-year-old police officer from Kep was gunned down while dining with a woman at a streetside restaurant in Daun Penh district Thursday in what police say could have been a targeted hit. The victim, Hor Kim Meng, was shot twice by men who pulled up on a motorbike and later escaped, according to witnesses. Police are hunting for the suspects. The man’s companion was not injured in the shooting.
SON SUSPECTED OF STABBING FATHER
Police say a 17-year-old in Pursat province’s Krovanh district stabbed his father to death on Wednesday. The teenager has confessed to the killing, telling police that he committed the murder because he couldn’t tolerate his father “cursing, insulting and torturing” the family whenever he was drunk. The victim was stabbed to death in a rice field. Police say they believe that two of the suspect’s cousins were involved in the murder and are currently on the run. The son was sent to provincial court.
MAN HANGS SELF, FEARING ARREST
A 41-year-old widower in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district hanged himself Friday, police said. Neighbours said the man would continually complain that police were coming to arrest him. Stress drove him to smoke and drink heavily until he became noticeably skinny. The neighbours sensed something was awry Friday morning when the man failed to show up in town for his usual drinking session, and they later found his lifeless body in his house.
MAN ARRESTED AGAIN FOR BEATING WIFE
A 40-year-old man in Kampot province’s Samrong Kroam commune was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly beating his wife unconscious with a hammer. The suspect has faced charges of domestic abuse before. In 2001, he was convicted of breaking his wife’s hand and sentenced to three years in prison. In 2005, he hit his wife in the face and burned down their house.