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Woman, 26, sexually assaulted by landlord

PHUKET: A 26-year-old woman has filed a formal complaint of sexual assault against her landlord, who used a spare key to accost her while she was asleep in her room.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 23 August 2022, 01:38PM

Kwanruethai Phajongkiat, 26, originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, filed the complaint at Phuket City Police Station at 4:12am on Sunday (Aug 21).

Lt Col Kiatjorn Amloy, Deputy Chief of Investigation, was the officer who received the complaint.

The incident happened at about 2:30am Sunday, at her room on the second floor of the Thawilarp 2 dormitory in Soi Hub Ek, off Phuket Road in Phuket Town, Ms Kwanruethai said.

She was asleep in her room when she woke, feeling a hand on her hip sliding down between her legs.

Beside her was her landlord, named in the report only as “Mr Pae”, about 50 years old.

It was dark. She could not see his face, but she recognised his voice and could see he was wearing only underpants, Ms Kwanruethai added.

Realising what was happening, Ms Kwanruethai screamed, startling Mr Pae, who fled the room, she said.

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Ms Kwanruethai called her brother to pick her up and take her to Phuket Town Police Station to report the incident.

Ms Kwanruethai said that before the incident she felt safe staying at the dormitory-style accommodation. She had seen Mr Pae before and always offered her respects with a wai, she said.

However, even after police were informed of the incident, they asked her if she wanted to drop the charge.

“I said no, I want to prosecute,” she said.

Ms Kwanruethai said that after she had filed her complaint, more people had come forward to file their own complaints.

“I want people to be careful because they think that their place is safe, but if there are many copies of key cards to enter your room, it may not be as safe as you think,” she said.

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christysweet | 24 August 2022 - 10:56:11

2 years back a  drunk Thai man rattled my door at lunchtime demanding 'we f*ck now..' but tottered off  when he saw me get my camera out. I didn't follow but he left  footprints police could not be bothered to photograph, nor would they contact a neighbor  who had observed this man watching me for several  weeks and thought he was a relative of another  neigboring tree farmer. Police d...

Kurt | 24 August 2022 - 09:31:14

RTP to busy to catch up with brown pockets refilling after 2 years of (Covid-) stop. No interest in Ms Kwanruathai. Women are still treated as being 2nd class human. The RTP should have specialized police women for the complain intake of sexual assaulted women.

solar_serfer | 24 August 2022 - 08:59:35

prosecute the house of this mfkr, at least. and make him serve 3-5 . He knows what they do with rapists in prisons.. not good things

JohnC | 24 August 2022 - 08:51:48

Police asked her if she wanted to drop the charge? How sad is that! In other words 'go away and stop bothering us with your trivial complaint, we've got better things to do'. Yes we know, more foreigners to hit up with unjustified fines so they have money to get drunk and visit their mia nois instead of doing their jobs.....

christysweet | 23 August 2022 - 23:52:10

Next time you see that man kick him in the b*lls as hard as you can and when he drops kick his face.  Don't rely on police they simply do not care. You can say it was  an accident.

Capricornball | 23 August 2022 - 22:49:06

Jeez...what a creep.  I hope he has to pay his dues for each person he assaulted.


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