Cop arrested after rape allegations

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
The suspect is the son of a deputy police chief. Supplied

A police officer, who is the son of the deputy police chief in Prey Veng province, was arrested yesterday for allegedly raping and confining a woman for more than four months at a rental house in Kampong Trabek district.

Major General Chea Sreng, chief of Prey Veng provincial police, identified the suspect as Second Lieutenant Dim Makara, 25, a Prey Veng provincial police officer and son of Brigadier General Dim Yarom, deputy chief of Prey Veng provincial police in charge of the criminal investigation department.

“We did not take into account the fact he is the son of a provincial police official. If he has committed an offence, he will be arrested and face the laws the same as everyone else,” he said.

He allegedly raped a woman over several months. Supplied

“He was arrested by our provincial penal police this [Thursday] morning. He was accused by a girl who said he unlawfully detained her and confined her to have sex for more than four months in the province,” he added.

“He also threatened to sell her to other people or kill her and her whole family if she told anyone about it.”

Veng Sophal, a police officer in Kampong Trabek district, said the suspect was arrested after police yesterday officially received a complaint from the woman, who detailed how she was confined and raped for more than four months at a rental home in Kampong Trabek district.

Mr Sophal said that after police met and questioned her, police then reported the case to the Prey Veng provincial police chief.

He added that the suspect is being temporarily detained for questioning at the district police station and will be sent to Prey Veng Provincial Court for questioning today.

Mr Sophal declined to speak in detail as the case is still being investigated. Brig Gen Yarom, the suspect’s father, could not be reached for comment yesterday.

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