Doctor sexually abused sick patient

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The arrested doctor faces a jail term. Supplied

A doctor has confessed to sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in his care in Siem Reap province. 
 
The suspect was identified as Van Sun, 24, a doctor at Angkor Sante Polyclinic in Siem Reap city. 
 
He was arrested on Thursday following a complaint filed by the victim, a local clothes vendor, who had been admitted to the clinic as an inpatient on Tuesday.
 
She told officers the doctor climbed into her bed and assaulted her over the space of several hours on Wednesday night and into the early hours of Thursday. 
 
She left the clinic as soon as she could and reported the crime to police. 
 
A local police officer said the suspect had admitted the assault. 
 
“He confessed to sexually abusing her and said he did it because she was pretty and he loved her,” the officer said. 
 
Nuon Chamroeunrith, deputy chief of Siem Reap city police, said Dr Sun had been charged with indecent assault and faces between one and three years behind bars. 
 
He has been temporarily detained in prison awaiting trial.

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