Classifieds 50% off, use promo code FBkpkPromo The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Three policemen face arrest in gang rape case

MAE HONG SON: A court approved three arrest warrants for Mae Hong Son policemen on suspicion of gang rape yesterday (May 1) but denied three other warrants for officers who are suspected of involvement in the sex trafficking of teenage girls.

crime, corruption, immigration, police, transport,


Bangkok Post

Tuesday 2 May 2017, 09:20AM


The Anti-Trafficking Police Department arrested three Mae Hong Son policemen on suspicion of gang rape in the sex-trafficking of teenagers, but there is strong suspicion the investigation is not entirely honest. Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill
The Anti-Trafficking Police Department arrested three Mae Hong Son policemen on suspicion of gang rape in the sex-trafficking of teenagers, but there is strong suspicion the investigation is not entirely honest. Photo: Pattarapong Chatpattarasill

Decisions on the warrants were made by the Mae Hong Son Provincial Court after they were submitted for the second time by Lt Col Worathan Kruechanta, an investigator at Muang Mae Hong Son Police Station.

Warrants were approved for three suspects attached to Kong Koi Police Station in the province’s Sop Moei district, one of whom holds the rank of police corporal.

But the three refusals – for an officer working in the central Muang district, and for two others from Provincial Police Region 5 (PPR5), which covers a sweeping area around Chiang Mai – have further raised public suspicion over the accuracy or thoroughness of the police investigation report.

Critics say the issuance of the warrants could cause much embarrassment to local police as the suspects include a high-ranking policeman and the driver of another senior officer.

Police sought warrants for three of the suspects earlier on Sunday (April 30) but these were initially denied by the court, citing insufficient evidence.

The issue flared up after the mother of a 17-year-old girl – one of the victims allegedly forced into the flesh trade in Mae Hong Son – lodged a complaint with the PPR5 in charge of the North, accusing several high-ranking state officials of being involved in the racket.

The accused officials include Mae Hong Son Governor Suebsak Iamwicharn, who is now being questioned by a disciplinary panel set up by the Interior Ministry.

However, the mother, 43, who was identified only as Nampetch, later decided to seek help from the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) after the investigation moved forward at a glacial pace.

Police later apprehended three suspects: two alleged female pimps and Yutthachai Thongchart, a local police senior sergeant-major from Nam Phieng Din station.

BIS

They have been charged with conspiracy to force teenagers aged between 15-18 into prostitution and abducting children.

Meanwhile, Ms Nampetch, accompanied by her lawyer Keodpol Kaewkeod, yesterday lodged a petition with Crime Suppression Division (CSD) chief Maj Gen Suthin Sappuang, urging the agency to take legal action against Preecha Wimolchaijit, Chief of the Mae Hong Son Provincial Police, and five other officers.

All have been accused of dereliction of duty in violation of Section 157 of the Criminal Code.

According to Mr Keodpol, Col Preecha was accused of failing to order his subordinates to speed up the probe to provide fairness to all sides.

The five others are Nam Phieng Din Police Chief Somkiate Sawaengsook; a local police investigator; and three policemen who served as members on a disciplinary panel against Snr Sgt Maj Yutthachai.

Mr Keodpol said the investigator received a complaint against Snr Sgt Maj Yutthachai from Ms Nampetch but refused to take legal action, claiming he had already faced a disciplinary probe.

Deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul said the PPR5 is now busy handling a total of 33 cases against customers of the alleged sex-trafficking ring.

Read original story here.

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
CAPTCHA
    Forget your password?

Kurt | 02 May 2017 - 12:00:18

Three arrest warrants only for 3 low ranking police men?
These low ranking/uneducated police men runned a gang.?
Providing high ranking government officials boys/girls in age range 15-18?
Hard to believe that in the feudal thai way of life such low ranking policemen get in touch with governors and other officials at that level.

But we may expect they ( the 'hi-Soos') keep this box of pandora closed.
Ranks are closing, a few lower class boys will be sacrificed and it all blows over ( without section 44).

The Phuket News
Matches 1 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


Phuket truck owner donates B20k towards Sophie Anderson’s funeral

Jor 12; You are grossly over analyzing my comment, I very simply said Thai's flee accident scenes on a regular basis as I have read it many many t...(Read More)


Areas in Phuket Town to have water shut off tomorrow

Eagle, this is Thailand,even in more advanced countries , backups are usually batteries, 10hour mains failure would jepodise these people, except mor...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: You have our full support

Jor12, chapter 4 of what publication? If, in fact, it actually exists. Let us ALL know what you are on about....(Read More)


Phuket truck owner donates B20k towards Sophie Anderson’s funeral

Jor12, not me being presumptuous, my wife doesn't think a thai would say such stupid things, personally I don't care where you come from, onc...(Read More)


Phuket rain sends car ‘aquaplaning’ into tree

Yes it's the rain's fault or perhaps the tree should not have been there, it's never excessive speed for the conditions and drivers fault,...(Read More)


Phuket taxi, tuk-tuk drivers rally against Patong parking crackdown

Good for Thailand that it is slowly active thinking about Singapore. Thailand now to take on Singapore with a $ 5.7 Billion (!) U-Tapao Airport overh...(Read More)


Toilet mishap leaves Phuket student hospitalised

Many Thai people don't like to sit on public toilets and climb up on top to avoid any contact with the toilet sit with the result of deep cut inju...(Read More)


Phuket taxi, tuk-tuk drivers rally against Patong parking crackdown

malczx7r,as your friend comes from the Philippines,then she really must know forward thinking/planing. LOL !...(Read More)


Areas in Phuket Town to have water shut off tomorrow

Rorii,if someone has a life threatening disease and he needs permanent electricity in order to keep some machine running,he would have some backup sys...(Read More)


Phuket taxi, tuk-tuk drivers rally against Patong parking crackdown

CaptainJack; It has been well & truly proven Phuket taxi/Tuk Tuk mafia cannot and will never be controlled/managed, that horse has bolted, need to...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.