Father Arrested for Allegedly Raping His Daughter

A father of four was arrested on Tuesday in Svay Rieng province for allegedly raping his 18-year-old daughter multiple times, according to Kim Lai, the chief of the provincial serious crimes police.

The man, a 36-year-old construction worker, was arrested at around 1 p.m. at the home he shares with his family in Kompong Ro district, Mr. Lai said.

“She told police that her mother knew the first and second time that she was raped,but remained silent as her father threatened to kill both her and her mother,” he said. “She said she was raped four times by her father.”

The victim was assaulted twice last year, as well as in April and most recently this month, he added.

After the most recent attack, the victim fled to her aunt’s house and confided in her, and her aunt then reported the incidents to police, Mr. Lai said.

The suspect is being held at the provincial police station and is scheduled to face charges in court this morning, he added.

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