HIV-POSITIVE MAN ATTEMPTS RAPE
A 39-year-old HIV-positive man stripped naked, held his penis and chased a 71-year-old woman in a bid to rape her Friday, police said, adding that the attack happened after the victim's dog bit the perpetrator's hen in Kandal province's Ang Snoul district. However, the man said he attacked Pen Yien because he was depressed about having an incurable disease. The ageing woman managed to escape from the man, who was arrested a few hours later.
POLICE UNEARTH SUSPECT'S AK-47
Ghet Yan, 35, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing an AK-47 rifle in Kampot province's Kampong Trach district. Battambang provincial police arrested the man on Wednesday in the province's Preay Trolach commune. After the arrest, police confiscated the weapon, which police say the suspect buried in the ground after using it to commit robberies.
MOTO THIEF ARMED WITH HOT CHILLIS
A motorbike thief rubbed chilli into a 34-year-old motorbike taxi driver's eyes before riding off with his motorbike. The masked thief also kicked and punched the taxi driver, identified as Nuoun Tho, during Friday's attack.
POLICE FREE WIFE TO LOOK AFTER VICTIM
Sin Khorn, 48, was arrested in Battambang province on Friday after attacking her husband with a machete to warn him against lashing out at his family when drunk, police said. Mao Roeun, 45, sustained serious injuries to the head, left shoulder and right arm. Following a request from her family, police released Sin Khorn to look after her hospitalised husband.
TEEN BOY ACCUSED OF MURDER
A 15-year-old was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of raping and killing his 16-year-old girlfriend in Battambang's Bavel district. The victim's body was found on Saturday morning under a tree with several cuts on her face. The suspect said he argued with his girlfriend on Friday but denied killing her.
SON BEATS MOTHER FOR GIN MONEY
Bo Chet, 18, was jailed on Friday after his mother said he slapped her for refusing him money for gin in Svay Rieng province's Romeas Haek district. Bo Chet is accused of threatening and slapping his mother three times after she refused to give him 400,000 riel (US$96) to buy alcohol. Police said that this is the second time the ungrateful son has been imprisoned.