Accused Police Chief Calls Sexual Abuse Complaint a Plot to Oust Him

The suspended chief of the Kampong Thom provincial police has said unverified sexual abuse allegations against him from several female police officers were part of a conspiracy to get him removed from his position.

Ouk Kosal, who was suspended this week, says in a video published by government-aligned media portal Fresh News on Friday that he was being framed by unnamed individuals, and that reports about his alleged physical and verbal abuse against women tarnished the honor of female officers, police across the country and himself.

“It is a systematic plot in order to topple me from the position of provincial police chief,” Kosal says in the 18-minute video.

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