UPDATE Two Men Arrested Over Rape of British Teen in Thailand, Says Report
Friday, May 29, 2015
POLICE say two men are under arrest for raping a 19-year-old female British tourist in western Thailand earlier this week, khaosod online is reporting.
PHUKET: A 19-year-old British woman has told Thai police she was raped and robbed in jungle near a large town north of Bangkok.
Officers are today investigating the allegation, hoping that security camera footage will provide clues.
The Deputy Commander of Region 7, Police Colonel Weerapong Chernpakdee, told reporters in the town of Kanchanaburi, 128k north of Bangkok, that the incident occurred early on Tuesday.
''The woman told police she had been drinking with her friends after dinner at a restaurant,'' the colonel said.
''About 1.30am, she was outside the restaurant in Kanchanaburi town when a group of motorcyclists offered to give her a lift back to her resort.
''Instead, they took her to a section of jungle in Tamung district, where they raped and robbed her.''
The colonel said the woman alleged she was left by motorcycle riders at a town market. She went to police.
The woman believed the men took advantage of her when they saw she was drunk, the colonel said.
It is not clear how many men were involved in the attack. The police did not say where the woman was or elaborate on her condition.
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not understand: this kind of behavior is even dangerous in any conutry of the world.. what was she thinking?? about the land of smile??'
May 29, 2015 10:31
Single 19yo girl wandering around drunk at 1.30 am in a lawless country is not the cleverest thing in the world to do.
There is a certain element of contributory negligence there.
May 29, 2015 11:19
I think you'll find, Joe, that women are not the problem. The problem is men.
My idea of punishment is that if the male animals would be found and convicted is to tie them up in position and let all the lousy stray dogs in the area take turn on them for a couple of hours. Of course with their families watching, Sorry, am I to hard? So how do you think how the girl felt then????
May 29, 2015 11:27
It has been a situation of nobody cares and nobody, who cares but that has now changed.
May 29, 2015 12:37
yes Dave, Thailand is not a safe place, and tourists should be made aware of how wrong the description" Land Of Smiles:" is!
Are saying she is to blame for being gang raped, because she may have had too much to drink? Always blame the victim. never the perp.
May 29, 2015 16:00
@ A Joe
You seem to have an issue with stray dogs and your comments also reveal how little you know about canine creatures.
Stray dogs would not attack men tied down because they can see they pose no threat. If anything, they would probably approach very cautiously and sniff around.Maybe even just lick their face.
Dogs are incredibly sensitive and intelligent animals keenly interested in the company of people.
I can't help but to wonder why you constantly try to demonize them and present them as some sort of wild beasts.
May 29, 2015 22:40
As there is no mention of the men being Thai, presumably they were also British?
May 29, 2015 22:51
This is Thailand, so we would seldom mention that a person happened to be Thai. Check your newspapers, Brit, and see how often they feel the need to describe the nationality of their readers.
When someone had to much drink there are many normal things that could be dangerous like driving. If have an accident who have to blame? The car? The other drivers? Get a lift by young boys at 1:30 pm is responsable behavior? The boys are guilty, but in many countries she could be accused of having been aware, at least at first...
May 29, 2015 23:21
Her mistake is not as crime. Rape is the crime.
Hallo mate. First of all I can not recall being constantly demonizing dogs or any kind of animals except in this case when it comes to the 2 male animal rapists, if convicted, I show no mercy.
My comment was maybe untasteful but reflected at a situation so awful as a rape of a women. A behavior as a rapist could maybe be cured if for example a couple of male stray dogs showed the same kind of "love" with the rapists for a couple of hours as they did to the poor female victim.
I have to add (without demonizing) that the number of stray dogs in Thailand are far to many and most of them suffer badly. I was In Vientiane a while ago and did not even saw ONE on the streets.
May 30, 2015 10:20
Mister Ree yes, you're right. Sue has been quiet so far. Personally I think she's married to Herbert who's doing his best to come up with some nonsensical research to make up for her.
May 30, 2015 14:08
@ A Joe
I can certainly understand your sentiment and know that the mauling suggestion was not meant to be taken seriously.
I just wanted to point out that dogs are not the " beast " your example needs.
You are absolutely right about far too many stray dogs suffering on Thai streets but that does not mean they are evil or even aggressive.
Organizations like Soi Dog and PAWS are doing valuable work almost entirely on volunteer basis to help these unfortunate K9 friends.
You will not see many dogs in Vientiane or elsewhere in Laos because many locals eat them.
I could not care less what Sue rambles about and FYI Sue is a He.
May 30, 2015 17:36
I am genuinely shaked that you demonstrated such a disrespect to this respectable Phuket's media outlet, as by not reading all and articles published, as I extensively deliberated on the subject of this article within the article published the same day in the morning, on the same - the current one is a follow-up.
I wonder why you missed that original news report.
Are there in KaMaLa internet providers have blocked the original article??
Or you just using operating to indulge under sun rays before skies will open wide?
Long time haven't been to Kamala.
May be you can then advise few genuine Thai eateries at Kamala, that you tested pets a
ly, that provide tasty Thai food with fresh ingredients - no Mama noodles, no ready-to-cook Roi Thai mixes for Tom Yam soups or curry pastes packaged at factory with an indefinite expiry date. Not a Silk type place - those places we all know well.
May 31, 2015 22:15
Yes, Herbert's very last portion of the statement is very true.
Also, Herbert well noticed that we are deemed not to be going to engage in love acts, incl. physical ones.
Some people when fart, then gases stream out through all aerodynamic pipes available on the body, incl. mouth, ears etc., so this creates unconventional flow of air, so that even banana leaves dry out.
May 31, 2015 22:17
Ed, if I were to leave my wallet lying on a cafe table while I went to the toilet, would you blame me if it was stolen whilst I was away? It is not a crime to leave one's wallet lying around anywhere, the crime is committed by the person who stole it. However you could justifiably say a) It was not the cleverest thing to do, b) I was guilty of contributory negligence. I would think you would be right on both counts. It is merely political correctness not to blame the woman. I do hope the rapists are caught and suitably punished but I do hope that the woman does not feel it is her unalienable right to wander around alone at night whilst drunk relying on the decency of strangers to take her home.
September 21, 2015 19:02
I guess where you come from, chill, relying on decency is not standard procedure. Leave your wallet among honest people, and you will get it back. The problem is where you come from, and where others who tolerate thieves and rapists come from.