Thai man denies rape despite presence of semen at crime scene

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A Thai man denied raping a 17 year old girl despite the presence of semen in the victim’s home in the Isaan province of Buriram. He admitted to using drugs and claimed that he only intended to steal from the victim’s home.

The 17 year old victim arrived at the house of a deputy community leader on her bicycle at around 6am today, July 11, to report about the sexual assault. The deputy leader then handed the case over to the officers at the Bandan Police Station.

The girl told police that she lived at home with her 12 year old brother and their mother lived in a separate home. She woke up at around 5am and found a stranger lying next to her.

The man did not wear any trousers or underwear, and her trousers were unzipped. She also noticed semen on her private parts and elsewhere in her bedroom. However, she could not remember whether he raped her.

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Fearing harm to herself and her brother, she woke the man and asked him to leave her room. She pretended to promise him that she would never tell anyone about what had happened. However, after the man left, she rushed to the deputy community leader.

Police arrested the suspect, 27 year old Four, later that day while he was fishing near the Bandan Temple. Four said he was not from the area. He had come from the central province of Prachin Buri to meet his wife but she went to Japan for work.

Four denied raping the victim and said he only entered her house to steal valuables. He saw a window open and someone entering the girl’s house before him. He followed the person into the house and met the girl.

Four claimed that he even warned the girl not to leave the window open before leaving. He admitted to using drugs before the crime but insisted that he did not even touch her little finger.

“I did not touch her or sleep with her. I did masturbate but at home, not in her room. I don’t know where the semen came from.”

The police initially charged him with trespassing and theft. If the investigation found evidence of sexual assault on the girl, officers would press further charges against Four.

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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 petch@thethaiger.com.

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