Chinese man arrested for raping Chinese woman in Bangkok

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Thai police arrested a Chinese man yesterday in the eastern province of Rayong for raping a female fellow citizen at a hotel in Bangkok in December last year.

According to the police report, the Chinese victim filed a rape complaint against a 47 year old Chinese man named Yao Kequan at Prawet Police Station in Bangkok in December last year.

The woman reported that Kequan invited her to a restaurant in the Sukhumvit area where they drank alcohol together. Kequan took her to a hotel in Soi Srinakarin 59 while she was under the influence of alcohol and assaulted her.

Following an investigation by Prawet Police Station and Rayong Provincial Immigration Office, Kequan tried to evade arrest and moved from Bangkok to Rayong province. But officers tracked his movements and arrested him yesterday in front of a tyre factory in the Pluak Daeng district of Rayong before taking him to Prawet Police Station for further questioning.

Kequan admitted that he knew the victim but denied the rape accusation. He claimed that he did not try to escape the arrest by moving from Bangkok to Rayong. The suspect said he came to the province to apply for a job at the tyre factory.

Police reported that they had to make further enquiries with both parties.

Kequan was initially charged with violating Section 276 of the Criminal Law: whoever sexually assaults another person by threatening them with a violent act shall be imprisoned for four to 20 years and fined 80,000 to 400,000 baht.

In another case last year, four men, including two Chinese men, a Thai man, and a Vanuatu man, were arrested for concealing the death of a Chinese woman, You Zhue Hua, who died from a drug overdose after visiting a nightclub in Bangkok.

The alleged were suspected of covering up the death to avoid prosecution to hide their drug distribution operation. However, all of the suspects tested negative for drugs, and police could not find evidence leading to their drug possession.

They faced only two charges for committing theft at night and hiding criminal evidence. The foreign suspects’ visas were revoked, and they were deported from the country.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.