The groom was so drunk that he had fallen asleep on a table outside the house.
A bride in Cambodia was raped on her wedding night by a 18-year-old guy who ‘pretended’ to be her husband. He went to the bride’s room while her husband was not in the room, had sex with her and then slept next to her. When the bride woke up and saw the wrong man sleeping next to her, she realised that she has been raped by deception. The groom had apparently passed out on a table outside his Village home in Cambodia after drinking too much. The accused took advantage of this and climbed onto the bride’s bed and had sex with her in the pretext of her husband.
The lights in the room were already switched off so the new bride, who is also 18-years-old believed that she was having sex with her husband and later both of them fell asleep next to each other. When she woke up the next morning and saw a different man in her bed, she screamed. The accused was later arrested. But now the groom’s family is not ready to accept the bride and they want to dismiss the marriage.
The accused Chhoen Chanseng confessed that when he saw the groom had passed out he thought that this was the best opportunity to fulfill his desires. He went to the couple’s room and pretended to be the groom. He now faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. He also admitted that he had loved the bride for a long time but he never proposed her because he came from a poor family. On the wedding day he kept his eyes on the couple for almost every minute. Because his house was next to the couple’s house, keeping an eye on them became more easy.
According to the police, the accused first said that he had raped the bride three times but later changed his statement to say that he raped her only once to match with the bride’s account. He was caught naked by the bride’s family in her room. The accused said that he had planned to rape the bride again but had fallen asleep.