Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The Phnom Penh Post News in Brief

via CAAI

Soldier charged over karaoke club shooting

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 15:01 Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

A royal Cambodian Armed Forces soldier was charged yesterday for shooting and injuring two people at a Phnom Penh karaoke club, said Sok Roeun, deputy prosecutor at the Municipal Court. Sok Sovann, 30, became drunk at West Karaoke in Tuol Kork district on February 10 and shot two people with a K-59 pistol after an argument, Muong Yorng, a district police officer said. Sok Sovann was arrested at about 2am and his weapon was confiscated. The victims, aged 21 and 19, were being treated at a local hospital for gunshot wounds to the buttocks and right thigh, Muong Yorng said.

Three sentenced in underage rape case

Tuesday, 15 February 2011 15:01 Buth Reaksmey Kongkea

Three men were sentenced at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday in connection with multiple rapes of a 17-year-old girl. Livy Dy, 30, and Ou Soeun, 26, each earned 15 years in prison for raping the girl, while Kuch Phirom, 20, received 5 years for being an accomplice. “We decided to strongly punish these three people,” presiding Judge Suon Samnang said. All three were arrested last February at a rental house in Rong Chak village in Sen Sok district, following a complaint from the girl’s parents, district police officer Pen Thol said.

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