American TikToker and teacher arrested for sexually assaulting young Thai girl

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Thai police arrested a renowned American TikToker and English language teacher in Bangkok for sexually assaulting a 16 year old Thai girl who is a student of his.

A Thai woman complained at Khlongtan Police Station that her 16 year old daughter engaged in a sexual relationship with her American teacher, Luke Nathanael Rockwell, after meeting each other five months ago.

The mother also added that the teacher recorded a video of him having sex with her daughter. She added that she is worried the teacher might share the video on social media.

Officers managed to arrest the American suspect on Sukhumvit Road in the Wattana district of Bangkok at 11am yesterday.

The man acknowledged the accusation, leading him to face a charge according to Section 319 of the Criminal Law of taking away children aged over 15 but less than 18 years old from their parents or guardians for sexual purposes. The penalty will be imprisonment for two to 10 years and a fine of 40,000 to 100,000 baht.

Aside from teaching English language to Thai children, Rockwell is also famous on the Thai TikTok platform. He shared videos of himself teaching English on the platform and has over 1.3 million followers on his account, @teacherlukeacamedy. Rockwell’s TikTok account was set to private after the arrest.

According to the news shared on TikTok, the 16 year old girl allegedly suffers from gonorrhoea after having sex with the American man. This information has not yet been confirmed by the police or the victim’s mother.

The Thaiger previously reported another sexual assault by a teacher on his Thai students three days prior to this news. In the report, a Thai high school physical education teacher was arrested in the northern province of Chaing Mai for allegedly producing pornographic content featuring his male students.

Four weeks ago, the police in the Isaan province of Chaiyaphum arrested a pedo teacher who sexually assaulted more than 10 students under the age of 15. He even married one of the students he assaulted and later divorced her.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at

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