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Foreign English teacher attacked and raped in rice paddy - rapist hunted in Bangkok

Discussion in 'General News from Thailand' started by Ajarn P. Paul, 14 Dec 2016.

  1. Ajarn P. Paul

    Ajarn P. Paul Thread Starter มันเป็นวันที่น่าเศร้าในวันนี้ในประเทศไทย ...

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    Foreign English teacher attacked and raped in rice paddy - rapist hunted in Bangkok

    BANGKOK: -- Reports have emerged that a South African teacher of English at a school in Kamphaeng Phet was raped on Saturday.

    The woman - described as white skinned, slim and pretty - was repeatedly punched in the stomach then raped in a rice paddy. She was named only as "Care".

    She had been offered a lift to a bus station by two men on a motorcycle. The victim has identified the driver of the motorcycle while the rapist has reportedly fled to Bangkok, reports Sanook.

    The incident happened in the Pran Kratai district on Saturday night.

    The teacher went to police to report the attack and after CCTV footage was examined a man was soon arrested at his house nearby.

    Somsak (or Keh), 24, said that he had been drinking alcohol with a friend called Aphisit (or On) Sahachart, 29.

    They had run out of money and decided to ride home together on a motorbike to get more money to continue drinking.

    On the way they met the English teacher walking alone and offered her a lift to the bus station. Somsak told police that she was "white skinned, slim and pretty". She sat in the middle of the two men.

    According to Somsak his friend ordered him to drive about the area and they ended up by a rice paddy. Once there he said that Aphisit dragged the victim off.

    She was subdued by two or three punches to the stomach and Somsak said she screamed out.

    She was then raped over a period of two hours by Aphisit.

    Somsak said he was just a lookout.

    The two men then took her to a market area and left her.

    Police said that the victim had picked out Somsak from an identity parade and they were now hunting for Aphisit who they believed had fled to Bangkok.

    They said they had gone to his mother's house in the Pran Kratai area and urged her to contact him to give himself up.

    Source: Sanook

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  3. DavidUSA

    DavidUSA Well-Known Member

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    I think it is good that you posted this.

    I tell women not to travel by themselves in Thailand, and I am going to keep doing that. No rides, no escorted walks along the beach. The omnipresent alcohol again plays its role in causing something bad. One wonders about the limits of human carelessness. How uninformed and careless, how impervious to reality, can someone be?
     
  4. SageAdvice

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    I suspect it depends on the number of drinks.
     
  5. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts are with the victim of this terrible crime
     
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    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    It's been a long day teaching so I'm struggling to get my head round these two posts. With the upmost respect could you expand and explain? If you choose not to then that's equally (with respect) fine, but I don't understand. Cheers guys and sorry for being unable to see the meaning of the messages.
     
  7. Hey_ewe

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    I think we all forget how friendly and hospitable Thailand can seem when you’re young and impressionable and fresh off the boat. It took me a while to see the dark side of Thailand when I arrived in my late 20’s. I’m not suggesting it’s any better than our home countries but it’s better hidden to the uniformed outsider. I doubt most women, would get on a bike with two strangers back home but here, it’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security by the ‘Land of smiles’ slogan and the Mai Pen Rai attitude and find yourself out of your depth very quickly. I’d like to make it clear I apportion absolutely no blame to the victim. I hope the offenders receive 20 year + sentences.

    With the benefit of living and working here for a while, we all know now that a friendly smile can hide a lot.

    A horrific experience for her but she’s lucky to be alive. There have been many cases where they have made sure to kill the victim.
     
  8. SageAdvice

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    No need to struggle: drinking makes some folks foolish...'twas ever thus...
     
  9. DavidUSA

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    People like us know that good, the bad, and the ugly, about Thailand. But not everyone does. It is good for them to read the news. Pattaya One will do. The news on that site will inform the reader as to the reality of what goes on in the area.

    Such a nasty crime could happen anywhere, but some places are a lot more dangerous than others. The girl is lucky to be alive; let's leave it at that.
     

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