The Russians remain in the custody of Pattaya police and have been charged with working without permission and staying in the country illegally, Lt Col Thawatchai Nongbua, deputy chief of Chonburi police, said today (Feb 28).
After legal action, they would be deported and blacklisted from entering the country again, Lt Col Thawatchai said.
The Russians were arrested while they were giving certificates in sexual skills to 43 compatriots in a Pattaya hotel room early on Monday morning (Feb 26).
Both trainers and trainees were wearing T-shirts bearing the words “sex animator’’ when police raided the room around 12:30am.
Lt Col Dulyapat Detpornchayasin, deputy superintendent at the Special Branch Bureau’s General Staff Division, said today that the raid followed information from a police spy that a group of Russian nationals were running sex courses in Pattaya.
A police investigation found that a Russian couple, who were among the arrested suspects, had set up an institute for sex science in Thailand and were using a Pattaya hotel room for teaching sex skills their compatriots.
The eight other suspects worked as trainers, said Lt Col Dulyapat.
One of the trainees, a Russian woman whose name was withheld, told police that the training course took four days and cost each trainee B45,000. The course taught sexual techniques to delight men.
The course also taught women how to find and beguile wealthy men to be their spouses. Trainees were also given books detailing the techniques.
Prior to the police raid, the trainers took about 10 of the women to Koh Larn, off Pattaya, for participation in a practical course that was broadcast live on social media, Lt Col Dulyapat said.
Afterwards they returned to the hotel, where the handing out of graduation certificates was later interrupted by police.
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