Police and Kusoldharm Foundation volunteers rushed to the site after the woman, from Trang, called the emergency 191 number.
She told them that she had met Gop three days earlier, and he had been “hitting on her” but she was not interested in him.
Yesterday she was with a friend on a motorbike when they ran out of fuel in Baan Sapam. Gop happened on them and dragged the young woman onto his bike and drove off with her.
He took his intended victim to a rented house in Thepkrassattri and she knew he intended to rape her. She struggled with him, but he punched her in the stomach.
She pleaded with him and then, when he was distracted for a moment she managed to escape his clutches. She ran away and called the police.
Police took her for a medical examination and said they would search for Gop with the intention of arresting him for attempted rape.