Phuket

Myanmar rapist of girl, 14, sentenced to eight years in jail

PHUKET: The pedophile who confessed to raping a 14-year-old undocumented Myanmar migrant worker with the help of his wife in Khao Lak in August has been sentenced to eight years in jail.

The wife, as an accomplice to the crime, was sentenced to three years in jail.

The couple, named by police only as “Mr Ko Nai” and “Ms Ma Rea” were found guilty by the Takuapa Provincial Court in Phang Nga,” confirmed Lt Palita Kangsing of the Khuk Khak Police Station.

Ma Rea was found guilty of aiding and abetting rape, under section 277 of the Thai Criminal Code, Lt Palita told the Phuket Gazette.

“Her trial was held separately because she denied the charge,” he added.

Ko Nai attempted to avoid the rape charge by offering to pay compensation to the girl and her family for the attack (story here).

However, the girl pressed charges after branding the rape “unforgivable”.

After the attack, the 14-year-old victim was taken into the care of the Foundation for Education and Development (FED) in Phang Nga.

She has since left the facility and returned to her parents.

— Voratuss Intasee

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