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The man Patong police are pursuing over the rape of a 15-year-old girl

Police Pursue Patong Stepfather Who Made 15 Year Old Pregnant

Thursday, July 4, 2013
PHUKET: Police are pursuing a stepfather who made his 15-year-old stepdaughter pregnant and is now on the run.

The case was reported to officers at Kathu Police Station in Patong yesterday by the girl's mother, a Thai woman.

She told police that her daughter was mentally disabled.
On June 29, her husband, a Laotian man, had confessed to raping the girl before vanishing.

Before leaving, he told her ''You can expect another member of the family soon.''

The couple, aged in their 40s, had come from the province of Surin to run a somtam stall in Patong. They have two children of their own.

When the woman heard what her husband had said, she checked with her daughter and the two went to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City, where doctors confirmed that the girl was five months pregnant.

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The problem in Thailand and many other developing nations is that the society imposes no responsibility on the father of the child. Men get young girls pregnant and then just ditch them for another one.

This leaves a large number of young women in dire straits and the fact that abortion is illegal in most SE Asian nations only makes it worse.

Ask the NGOs who work with sex workers how many have such a background and you get an idea of the magnitude of the problem. Thailand also has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in the region and one of the highest in the world.

Have you ever heard of a Thai or Filipino man paying alimony ?

I find it quite difficult to believe Thai society does not force men to take more responsibility and protect it's children. Thailand is a leading nation in Asia in regard to the number of women in positions of power within the administration but yet no effective measures have been undertaken.

I'm surprised that this case has been taken seriously by the police. I know of several almost identical cases where a stepfather sexually abuses his stepdaughters, some much younger than 15y and no action was taken by the police.

Only difference was that those men were Thais, this man is Laotian.

I just wonder how is it possible that a mother, living in the same household, did not notice anything for several months. There's probably more to the story than just what was told by the mother.

Posted by ThaiMike on July 4, 2013 15:46

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Sadly statistics from 'supposedly civilized' countries show that a remarkable 90% of sexual assaults on minors are committed by close family members (blood or marriage).

Equally sadly, all too often mothers or other close relatives are the last to know. We are ALL too trusting!

The fact that this was done to a disabled girl who could not defend herself makes it worse. The disappearing act is so typical.

Posted by Logic on July 4, 2013 21:00

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Time to get men off the streets and into confinement. ( or neuter most of them ) 49 % of the population commits 98 % of crime. Testosterone should be culled, it is a dangerous, outdated compound.

Posted by Feminista on July 6, 2013 10:20

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Feminista, I'm surprised ed let you get away with your comment, I won't. Are you suggesting ALL men commit crimes and no woman do, or are you suggesting almost half the populate commits crimes, your numbers are very vague. As for testosterone it is found in BOTH men and women, except for the Phuket Governor. As for testosterone being "out-dated" well I guess you are entitled to your opinion and realise that maybe your life has not been the happiest.

Posted by Phuket_IOC on July 6, 2013 16:11

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@ Feminista
Good idea, then idiots like you wouldn't be born.

Posted by Ant on July 6, 2013 17:13

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Do not feed the troll.

There are a lot of good and caring Thai men, even stepdads or uncles who step up for the run away dads, to help the kids grow up in Thailand. Some even on the expense of getting own kids. You won't find them in the news.

Mostly, but one I remember, the story of the Dutch kidnapping and rekidnapping of this young boy with the uncle taking him into his family. Do you have any news on him and his mother? She can see him? He can come to see his awesome family in Patong?

Posted by Lena on July 6, 2013 22:51

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Not trolling- it's time to take an honest look at modern males. Numbers are specific, half the population is commiting the vast majority of the crime- and sexual crimes of this nature is the result allowing men free rein ever women.
Testoterone in males was useful historically in a small tribal groups on the edge of survival. In today's overpopulated world, it has become the problem-sexual gratification and aggression in forms of capitalistic greed. Women can and will run societies far more effectively, and humanely.

Posted by Feminista on July 7, 2013 11:32

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We have the technology, now we need to convince people to stop having male babies. First step is need to get rid of patriarchal norms -that's what makes boys more "valuable" in the more sexist societies. To achieve this, the four major "fatherly" religions would need to be abolished.
New slogan; ' Planet Earth, She's a Better God.'

Posted by Feminista on July 7, 2013 14:29

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- Feminista

While at it, why don't we eliminate all women too because, after all, they are the ones who give birth to such monsters as "modern males"

Are trolls male or female ?

Posted by ThaiMike on July 7, 2013 14:56

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Note to the reader; Observe how no one disputes the facts on males. 48 % committtng 98 % of crime. If any other minority racial or nationality group were as criminal as this, they would be locked up immediately.

Say no to patriarchal religions that bring nothing but strife to womanity; Planet Earth, A Better God.

Posted by Feminista on July 8, 2013 08:59

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@ Feminista
What you're saying is that men are responsible for 98% of the crimes (not sure where you get your stats from). So if 20% of the male population are criminals you advocate locking up the other 80% as well? Newsflash! you are a troll, now scoot off back to your bridge.

Posted by Ant on July 8, 2013 14:45


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