Police arrested three Cambodian men for the alleged gang rape of a French woman in Kampot last week, after the woman reported the sexual assault to authorities, a police chief said on Wednesday.
Kampot and Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities arrested suspect Seng Srun, a 37-year-old taxi driver, on Wednesday in Prey Nop district’s Veal Rinh commune in Preah Sihanouk where Srun lived, according to Mao Chanmathurith, Kampot province’s police chief.
Chanmathurith said the three suspects allegedly forced the victim into a car at about 3 a.m. on October 11 and raped her in the vehicle after pulling it over near the Prek Kampot area of Kampot City.
The woman reported the crime to police later that day, the chief said.
Police arrested the two other suspects on Wednesday following Srun’s arrest, he added.
The other suspects were identified as Pum Livy, 19, from Kampong Speu province’s Borset district, and Nget Nophea, 23, from Kampot provincie’s Chhouk district, according to the Kampot provincial police headquarter’s Facebook page.
The two were employed to work on water pipe connections on Bokor mountain in Kampot.
(Translated and edited from the original article on VOD Khmer)