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A still from the father's YouTube video, 'Evil Man from Krabi'

'Evil Man From Krabi' Case: Dutch Girl's Rapist Sentenced to 20 Years

Monday, December 16, 2013
PHUKET: The accused rapist at the centre of the 'Evil Man from Krabi' case has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, Phuketwan has learned.

The sentencing of Chumpol Khaonuang took place on Thursday, said Lieutenant Amornrat Sudthikerd of Krabi Police Station.

It's believed Chumpol has appealed against the sentence.

The judge imposed a 15-year sentence for the rape of a 19-year-old Dutch woman near Ao Nang after her birthday party. He added an extra five years because the accused had been jailed and convicted for a murder at the age of 17.

It's believed that the victim and her father, a Dutch musician, were content with the 20-year sentence.

The father composed a song called 'Evil Man From Krabi' and posted it on YouTube when it appeared that Thai police were reluctant to pursue the case.

The song became a viral hit, attracting more than 500,000 viewers and generating worldwide interest in the case.

The father attributed some of the success of the case to Bangkok-based journalist Andrew Drummond, who was the first to report what had happened in detail.

Chumpol, a 32-year-old tour guide, has been unable to raise bail set at 700,000 baht.

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Guys, if you are convicted of a crime in Thailand as above can you still post bail and get out?

Posted by Fiesty Farang on December 16, 2013 12:23

Editor Comment:

If you are appealing the case, probably. No surprise in that.

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Well done that man !

Posted by James on December 16, 2013 13:00

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Excellent. Bravo to this girl's father for putting on the pressure in such an effective way. I doubt that this rapist would have received anything close to what he deserves, had it not been for the father's video.

Posted by fw on December 16, 2013 13:04

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Good that all the father's hard work has paid off & one less criminal on the streets. Hope he & his daughter can now get on with their lives in peace.

Posted by Anonymous on December 16, 2013 13:20

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This one is not over yet, let's see what happens with the appeal and then let's see how many years he will actually serve, but that he will be out on the streets again long before the 20 years are served would be a safe bet....murdered when he was 17, probably did not do much time for that one either after all he is only 32 now.....

Posted by Sailor on December 16, 2013 14:01

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Well done that man. Andrew Drummond.

Posted by Nick on December 16, 2013 16:19

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Hi There,
I am the father and maker of the video clip "Evil man from Krabi"
Thanks for all the support that people gave me in this battle.My promise was that I would take the clip from the net as soon as Chumpol Khaonuang is behind the bars. If however he manage to get free on bale again I will put it back and produce a new clip..

Posted by Cees Koldijk on December 17, 2013 16:53

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I hope that he will sit out the full 20 years and not in a few years time is quietly released.

Posted by Marcus on November 23, 2014 06:55

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Rape is a abomination, but is it a good idea to punish him the same way than if he killed the girl ? I mean.. rapist are crazy people... if we apply the same punishment if he kill or not the girl... and in consideration than a dead victim does'nt speak... I would be horrified if my daugther would be raped, but if she would be raped AND killed it would be worst

Posted by lugar on March 27, 2015 22:25

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Raping a tourist - 15 years. And 5 more for the murder you commited. Nice.

Posted by Konstantin on October 22, 2015 12:57


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