Thai police probe teen's claim that 40 men raped her

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Thai police probe teen's claim that 40 men raped her

Post by hhfarang » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:23 pm

"(CNN)Police in Thailand are investigating the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old student last year.
The victim from Koh Raed, a small island in Thailand's Phang Nga province, first reported the sexual assaults in March, the province's deputy governor Eggarat Leesen told CNN on Thursday.
The girl told authorities she was attacked multiple times between May and December of 2016, leading the attorney general of Phang Nga province to indict three suspects, who have since been released on bail.
Leesen said that in subsequent interviews since her initial report, the victim claimed that up to 40 men were involved in the series of rapes. He added that not all suspected attackers were believed to be from Koh Raed, making it harder for authorities to investigate.

Police Maj. Gen. Boonthawee Torraksa told CNN that Phang Nga's provincial police force is overseeing the investigation. He declined to comment on the number of additional suspects the probe is pursuing, citing the sensitivity of the ongoing investigation, but said he did not think there would be 40.

According to The Nation, a local newspaper, the victim's parents work at night tapping rubber trees, which would often leave the girl, who is now 15, alone at home when the rapes allegedly occurred.

"The complaint states that the girl was first raped by an assailant at her home, then subsequently forced to go to huts in the area where she was drugged and gang raped by multiple perpetrators," it reported.
Koh Raed is a small and close-knit community with a little more than 100 residents, Leesen said, who mostly work as rubber tappers and fish farmers or on fishing trawlers.
Leesen said many of the residents have expressed shock at the allegations because the area is small and those living there consider their neighbors to be extended family. Many of the villagers are related to men accused by the victim of being involved in her rape, according to Leesen.

"Local residents are having stress from various degrees, depending on how the case affects them," Leesen said. "Many of the residents said they don't believe this could happen. Since the village is small, if something happened they should have known."
The girl's family relocated from Koh Raed on August 4 over concerns for their safety. Following reports of threats and harassment the family is now under police protection, according to Torraksa.
"I will make sure every culprit will have to serve their crime and I will make sure [we] receive justice for both sides," Torraksa said."

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Re: Thai police probe teen's claim that 40 men raped her

Post by 404cameljockey » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:03 pm

"Mr Chanon Abdullah, who works for the Phuket branch of the Muslim for Peace Foundation, said the number of alleged rapists was based on the victim's testimony.
Mr Chanon said [...] that his foundation had assisted the victim and her family since June. The young victim kept quiet about the alleged months-long sexual attacks out of concerns for the safety of her family."

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asi ... ths-people

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Post by oakdale160 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:32 am

This is not a sarcastic question, I am really interested. When a recruit joins the police force, does he attend a police college where he is taught the fundamentals of law, investigations, evidence collection etc?

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Post by hhinner » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:43 pm

^^ Yes. But no idea about the other 95%of the time.

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Post by hhinner » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:47 pm

^^ This English language Wikipedia article may help. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Thai_Police

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Post by HHTel » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:49 pm

This from that same article:
Chief Ombudsman Panit Nitithanprapas noted that her office had handled nearly 25,000 cases during the period and observed that the Royal Thai Police had been found to be "the most corrupt agency in Thailand".
and this:
In August 2015, a post was made on the Sakon Nakhon Police Facebook page, allegedly from a junior officer. Among other observations the post asked, "...Are our meagre salaries enough to support our families? The answer is no. We have to borrow money and get trapped in debt. "So what about the phuyai [bigwigs]? Are they in debt too? Definitely not. They are rich. Why? Because at the end of every month, money from gambling dens, entertainment venues, the sex trade, human trafficking, drugs and whatnot are routinely sent to them." The post was immediately deleted.
How can we expect a proper investigation in crimes such as this. As long as there's someone to pay, then it will disappear.

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Post by hhinner » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:24 pm

^^ You won't find any of that in the Thai version though.

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Post by oakdale160 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:35 am

It is ironic that the agency responsible for Law and order be judged the most corrupt in the country.

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Post by Spitfire » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:05 pm

It is ironic that the agency responsible for Law and order be judged the most corrupt in the country.
Off topic a little, but I reckon you'll find that the local amphur land offices are way ahead of everyone on the corruption front.
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