By Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
A 26-YEAR-OLD garment worker was sentenced to seven years in jail yesterday for rape of a colleague.
Chim Sothan, a worker at the Suntac factory in Dangkor district, Phnom Penh, was found guilty of raping an 18-year-old woman at Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
The worker had driven the woman to Boeung Snar, a popular lakeside tourist spot in Russei Keo district, where there are wooden huts for rent and food for sale on June 16. While renting a room at the destination, he raped the woman sparking a complaint.
Chim Sothan was also ordered to pay four million riels (about US$1,000) in compensation by presiding judge Suos Sam Ath yesterday. The victim did not attend court.