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Molesting Phuket taxi driver gets suspended sentence

PHUKET: The black taxi driver arrested after subjecting a teenage Chinese tourist to a five-hour ordeal during which he repeatedly molested her, was sentenced to 13 months in prison today, suspended because it was his first conviction.


By The Phuket News

Friday 4 October 2013, 07:04PM


The Chinese tourist re-enacts her abduction for police, the day after it happened.

The Chinese tourist re-enacts her abduction for police, the day after it happened.

The judge initially sentenced Paitoon Kruain to 26 months in jail and a fine of B21,000, but both were halved because he had pleaded guilty.

The judge then decided to suspend the sentence because the offences – abduction, molestation and driving under the influence of alcohol and methamphetamine, were all first convictions.

The 19-year-old Chinese tourist gave evidence in Paitoon's trail weeks ago, before returning to China. 

Read the original stories here and here.

 

 

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