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.