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Man arrested over rape of stepdaughter

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
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A 39-year-old man is due in Pursat Provincial Court today after being arrested for allegedly raping his 17-year-old stepdaughter, police said yesterday.

Captain Sok Phally, Krakor district deputy police chief, identified the suspect as Cheng Ang, a farmer in Ansar Chambak commune who was arrested on Monday.

Cap Phally said Mr Ang married a widow, Sok Kimhong, 38, who had three children from her previous marriage.

On Monday afternoon, Mr Ang persuaded his stepdaughter to visit his farm with him. After arriving at the farm, the suspect turned violent and raped her, said Cap Phally.

“He caught her and raped her although she tried to fight back and say no,” he said. “After the rape, he gave her about $7.50 and told her not to tell her mother or anyone else.”

“He threatened to kill her if she did,” he added.

Upon returning home, the victim nonetheless informed her mother of what happened after the suspect fell asleep, he noted.

The mother then brought her daughter to local police and filed a complaint against her husband. The suspect was later arrested at about 3pm at his house on Monday.

Major Heng Chamroeun, a provincial police officer with the general crimes department, said the suspect denied the allegations during his interrogation.

“He confessed that he merely kissed her,” he said. “He denied that he raped her.”

However, he noted that due to injuries found on the victim’s genitals, police have accused the suspect of rape with aggravating circumstances and will send him to the provincial court today.

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