Elderly ‘Sex Addict’ Confesses to Rape of Mentally Ill Girl, Woman

A 76-year-old fruit farmer described by police as a “sex addict” was arrested in Kompong Chhnang province on Sunday for raping a mentally ill child in his village last week and subsequently confessed to the earlier rape of a mentally ill woman, officials said on Monday.

Nou Sinan was arrested at his home in Toek Phos district’s Chieb commune on Sunday morning on suspicion of raping his 6-year-old neighbor and will be sent to the Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court today to face charges, according to deputy provincial police chief Pol Vuthy.

Deputy district police chief Liv Bunsong said Mr. Sinan was arrested in response to a complaint the girl’s parents filed with commune police on Saturday afternoon, accusing Mr. Sinan of assaulting their mentally handicapped daughter on December 14.

“The parents of the victim didn’t file the complaint when the suspect raped her because the victim didn’t tell them straight away,” he said, explaining that the girl’s parents finally confronted her when they noticed blood in her urine.

Mr. Bunsong said they told police that Mr. Sinan raped their daughter inside his house after the girl and four of her friends strayed onto his land.

“After swimming nearby, the five children went to the suspect’s property looking for some fruit to eat,” he said, adding that the other girls rushed into Mr. Sinan’s house upon hearing the victim’s screams, and saw the farmer raping her.

Mr. Bunsong said Mr. Sinan was handed over to district police on Sunday afternoon and interrogated at the district police station.

“The suspect did not confess when we questioned him the first time,” he said, adding that the man finally came clean when investigators told him that the victim’s friends had witnessed the rape.

Mr. Sinan then went on to confess to raping a mentally ill women in his village “several times” in the past, he said.

Mr. Bunsong also noted Mr. Sinan’s unusual relationship history.

“The suspect has had many wives—even one of his daughters became his wife. He is addicted to sex,” he said.

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