Chuwit Jantaros, secretary to the Foundation for Children, Youth and Families, said yesterday the court handed the sentence to Sakol Phodee, the defendant, on Wednesday (Aug 19), reports the Bangkok Post.
He said the court found Ms Sakol guilty of 11 counts of "luring minors for indecent purposes", which carry 10 years in prison each.
However, the sentence was halved to 55 years, under a maximum reduction limit set by the Criminal Code because the defendant confessed to the crime, the foundation secretary said. It is unclear why she made the offer.
Mr Chuwit said that as for the politician, identified only as Mr Supasak, the former chief of a tambon administration organisation (TAO), the court is expected to hear witness testimony next month as the case continues.
The case began after Mr Supasak was seen in an online viral video allegedly sexually harassing the girl inside his vehicle.