Police Blotter: 2 Mar 2010

Police Blotter: 2 Mar 2010

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KIDS AREN'T ALL RIGHT, POLICE SAY
Police in Kandal province’s Kien Svay district rounded up 40 people they identified as “gangsters” from two communes. Authorities then called on the gangsters’ parents to listen to their sage advice. Police urged the parents not to cause problems that would rupture the fabric of society. Rather than being enraged, the parents listened to the advice and expressed disappointment at how difficult it had been to educate their children. Many of the children just don’t do as they’re told, they complained.
DEUM AMPIL

'MASSAGE' PARLOUR BUSTED BY POLICE
Anti-human trafficking police in Phnom Penh say they have managed to rub out an alleged bordello that was masquerading as an upstanding massage parlour. Police burst in on the Chamkarmon district business Thursday and arrested the owner, a customer and eight alleged sex workers. The head of the anti-human trafficking bureau told media that the house’s owner had placed a sign that read “MASSAGE” outside the establishment, but that inside, there was another service on offer: sex.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

COFFEE HOUSE SERVED UP SEX: COPS
Police in Sen Sok district shut down an establishment that had been calling itself a coffee shop. But police said there were no steaming cups of java at this establishment – only sex. During the Friday bust, police arrested seven women working in the house and sent them to get an education. The head “barista” was sent to court and held in prison.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

MAN CLECTROCUTED WHILE FISHING
A 32-year-old father in Pursat province has died after he was accidentally electrocuted by fishing equipment he had borrowed. The man’s wife said he borrowed the equipment because the family wasn’t earning enough money fishing with their nets. Police found the dead man in the river, while his daughter was left on the boat crying for more than 20 hours after they pushed off from land.
KAMPUCHEA THMEY

ACCUSED RAPIST, VICTIM WON’T MARRY
Police are on the lookout for a 23-year-old accused rapist after a 24-year-old woman in Kampot province was assaulted last Monday. The alleged attack happened when the woman stepped out of her neighbour’s house to retrieve discs to continue watching a film. Police said the woman’s parents had discussed marrying the pair off, but the man’s parents refused. Now the woman’s parents have filed a complaint with local authorities.
KOH SANTEPHEAP

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