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One-star general of the Cambodian Navy detained for beating a boy and a teacher

By: Expat Advisory Staff Posted: March-13-2010 in
Commodore Keo Mony Soka being arrested by Military Police
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A one-star navy general has been summoned by the court and detained after he allegedly beaten a boy and his female school teacher in Sihanoukville, reports Koh Santepheap.

Commodore Keo Mony Soka was summoned by the Sihanoukville Court on 11th March and detained after questioning after he was accused of severely beaten a 10 year-old boy and his female teacher from the International Home of English after the boy had teased his 14 year-old daughter with a turtle on 5th March.

The reports said that the beatings happened after the 10 year-old school boy found a turtle, picked it up and teased the 14 year-old daughter of the navycommodore who also study at the same school. The girl called her father on her mobile phone. A short time later, the commodore and his teenage son arrived and the father started beating the female teacher while his teenage son started beating the 10 year-old boy. On 11th March, a court issued a summoned and on 12th he was questioned in which he fiercely defended the charges. After questioning,the court ordered he be detained awaiting trial. His teenage son is still on the run.

Sources: Koh Santepheap via Khmerization

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