British man jailed for rape of minors in Thailand
A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a British man to 21 years in prison for the rape of three underage girls who had been forced to have sex with him by the mother of one of the victims.
Tuesday 28 February 2012, 10:50PM
Stuart Hargreaves Lloyd, 45, was convicted of having sex with the girls between 2004 and August 2010 in hotels in the capital Bangkok and the Thai beach resort of Pattaya.
A 50-year-old Thai woman was jailed for 42 years for forcing the girls, including her daughter, into prostitution, an official at the Bangkok court told AFP.
The victims, who were all under 15 at the time, gave evidence that they were forced to having sex with Lloyd.
Both Lloyd and the Thai woman denied the charges.
"The first defendant was found guilty of forcing girls into prostitution and sentenced to 42 years in jail while the second defendant was found guilty of raping minors and sentenced to 21 years," the court official said.