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Fortune teller arrested for raping woman

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times No Comments Share:
The accused fortune teller. Supplied

A fortune teller was arrested on Sunday over the alleged rape of a woman at his house in Kandal province.

Van Meak, 42, made a living interpreting the meaning of moles. It was through this practice that he lured the victim to his house and allegedly assaulted and raped her.

Nuon Sophal, a provincial military police officer, said Mr Meak was arrested based on the victim’s complaint. The victim, who was twice divorced, met with Mr Meak because he was well-known in her village.

Mr Meak told her that the cause of her bad luck were moles on her breasts and vagina.

He then suggested cutting the mole on her vagina by using “magic.” The victim agreed.

“At this point, the suspect asked her to undress and show him the mole,” Mr Sophal said. “He then assaulted her and raped her.”

The victim’s mother, who was concerned her daughter was not back yet, went to Mr Meak’s house. She witnessed the attack and immediately went to the police.  Mr Meak was arrested shortly after. He will be sent to Kandal Provincial Court today for questioning.

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