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Caitlin Ashworth

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Two Isaan university lecturers have been suspended following sexual assault allegations The 47 year old male lecturer was accused of sexually abusing his own children – a 9 year old girl and a 7 year old boy, allegedly on several occasions.

The man has been charged with statutory child rape, according to the Bangkok Post. The man was accused by his 37 year old wife, who is another lecturer at the university. Muang police in Nakhon Ratchasima are still investigating. At this stage the man denies the claims. Police have not reported the names of the alleged suspect or victims, or the university involved to protect the victims.

Last week, the woman asked the Nakhon Ratchasima governor for help because she said the police investigation was moving too slow. She initially filed a complaint with the police a few weeks ago.

Along with interviews from the police, the Post reports that the couple will also testify to a “fact-finding” committee set up by the university.

SOURCES: Bangkok Post | Bangkok Post

 

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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