British man Nick Laycock arrested for rape in Kampot

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A young British man has been arrested for allegedly raping a female tourist – also from Britain – at the Arcadia Guesthouse in Kampot on Friday night. Nick Laycock, 25, is from Berkshire in the UK and has been in Cambodia for over a year, working most recently at the Arcadia Guesthouse where the alleged attack took place

According to police reports, the incident happened around 11pm on Friday 21 August. The 22 year old English victim was at the Arcadia Guesthouse enjoying a party with around 20 friends. She left the party briefly and was assaulted and raped on the premises by the man arrested.

According to local police chief Brigadier General Mao Chandara Makthuras she returned to the party, shaken, shocked and crying, and couldn’t talk when asked what happened by her friends. She then asked two female friends to accompany her to the hospital to get treatment.

The police received her report of sexual assault and rape and they questioned witnesses at the hospital. A hospital doctor said that the woman had injuries and bruises all over her body, a fractured wrist and was in a state of shock.

The alleged attacker was arrested at the Arcadia Guesthouse at 3pm on Saturday August 22nd and is currently being questioned about the incident.

16 thoughts on “British man Nick Laycock arrested for rape in Kampot

  1. BarangBuddha Reply

    Brits behaving badly again…at least an innocent Khmer was spared this time.

  2. Natalie Reply

    Love how this site was quick to publish this guys name and image… Yet they haven’t yet released a retraction… The guy was innocent! And the case was thrown out…

    • wpadmin Post authorReply

      Why would we issue a retraction? The guy was arrested – that is a statement of fact and that is all we reported.

      There are still a lot of unanswered questions regarding this case and the media in Cambodia has this week published information about a second alleged victim who has come forward.

  3. Matt Reply

    Doesn’t this deserve a retraction? AFAIK Cambodia does in fact have libel laws.

    • wpadmin Post authorReply

      Where has he been libelled? We reported that he was arrested based on a rape allegation. He WAS arrested for that reason.

      • john Reply

        I agree with Natalie and Matt. I nearly left your page with the impression that this guy was still under arrest..

  4. Lim Reply

    When Westerner in trouble it make the Cambodian police very happy. They will milk them till it dry. No justice in Cambodia.

  5. Iceman Reply

    In Cambodia, gang rape or “bauk” is the preferred and acceptable form of rape. I think this is why this guy was arrested.

  6. octaviomasarati Reply

    If he was cleared of the charges based on empirical evidence, there should be a retraction. Failure to do so shows you have no code of ethics at all. It is simply embarrassing.

  7. ANREAU Reply

    YES CAMBODIAN POLICE WILL ALWAYS POINT THE FINGER AT THE BARANG, ITS THIER STYLE, ALSO MILK THEM DRY, OF $$$$$$$ IS ALL THEY CARE ABOUT NOT JUSTISE, HAVING SPENT MANY YEARS THERE THE POLICE ARE FAR FROM FAIR,
    AM GLAD WILL NOT GO BACK, LOOK AT THE OLLIE CASE 3 YEARS AGO, AKA THE KAMPOT MURDERS, WHAT A JOKE, I KNEW HIM AND WAS APPALLED, 18 MONTHS IN KAMPOT PRISON AND THEN FOUND INNOCENT, GOOD LUCK CAMBODIA YOU NEED IT.

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