POLICE PLUCK FAMILY OF POULTRY PILFERERS
Police arrested a man and four of his stepsons after they were accused of terrorising a village in Battambang province with a weeklong spree of brazen chicken thefts. Police opened their investigation after receiving a complaint from 13 families. However, investigators did not have far to look – police found the suspect and his stepsons in an orchard surrounded by chickens running amok. The suspect admitted that he and his stepsons were responsible for stealing 81 chickens in a week. He said he felt forced to do it because his stepsons wanted to take a trip to their hometown but were penniless. The families said that they had lost a total of 114 chickens. Police arrested the suspect, but released two of the stepsons because they were younger than 18.
MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING YOUNG SISTER-IN-LAW
Police in the capital have arrested a Phnom Penh man after he was accused of raping his 12-year-old sister-in-law. The victim told police she had been assaulted on seven occasions. She also said she had told her sister about the problem, but that the sister had remained silent for fear that police would arrest her husband. Eventually, the 12-year-old girl reported the problem to another sister, who told police. The suspect admitted to the rapes. When police led the man away in handcuffs following his arrest, witnesses said the man’s wife dashed out on to the road in front of the police station in an attempt to kill herself, but police stopped her.
ACCUSED RAPIST CLAIMS SEX CONSENSUAL
Police have arrested a man who was accused of raping his girlfriend at the back of her home in Battambang province. The woman said the suspect lured her to the back of her house last Wednesday and raped her. The suspect, however, said the two loved each other and agreed to have sexual relations. Police said they believe the two were in a relationship, but they vowed to continue the investigation.
MOTOBIKE THIEVES SAY BOOZE SPARKED THEFT
Police have arrested two men who were accused of stealing a motorbike in Sihanoukville. The two men, 24 and 28, were arrested three hours after the motorbike’s rightful owner filed a complaint with police. Police found the suspects earlier this month in front of a market trying to sell their newly obtained vehicle. The suspects informed police that they had been drinking heavily and found the parked motorbike “alluring and vulnerable”.