Police in Kandal province’s Takhmao city on Monday arrested a teenager for allegedly having sex with a minor after her parents filed a complaint.
Takhmao commune police chief Phoeung Vath yesterday identified the suspect as Phov Sokhouch, 18, from Meanchey district, and said that he was arrested at about 3.30pm while he was with the 14-year-old girl.
“We raided the house and arrested the suspect after receiving a complaint from the girl’s parents,” he said. “They complained that he was there having sex with a minor.”
Takhmao city police chief Hin Koeun said yesterday that the two are actually lovers , but the girl’s parents were not happy about the relationship.
“This case is not an allegation about rape, but about sex with a minor because the girl and the suspect love each other,” he said. “They formed a relationship about four or five months ago and had sex multiple times.”
“The girl’s parents did not like the suspect and told her to end the relationship but she refused,” Mr Koeun added. “They knew that she always met the suspect in the under-construction house and followed her there on Monday before filing the report.”
He said that the suspect was still being questioned at his office and will be sent to the provincial police office for further action.