Phuket officer allegedly threatens woman with prostitution charges for money

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A woman in Phuket told the press yesterday that a police officer at Thalang Police Station threatened to charge her with prostitution if she didn’t pay 50,000 baht in monthly payments of 5,000 baht. The payment is allegedly for her car, which police threatened to seize as evidence of her committing prostitution.

The woman claims the officer first contacted her for a “personal service” in October, and they agreed to meet in a hotel room in Phuket town. The undercover officer agreed to pay 1,500 baht for the service. Once they were both undressed, seven other officers charged into the room. The officers took photos and a video clip.

The officers allegedly searched the woman’s pickup truck, and found her boyfriend’s gun knife. They then told the woman they would either seize the truck as evidence, or she could pay them 20,000 baht in payments of 5,000 a month. The officer claims his superior officer approved this since he knew the officer is struggling financially to care for his elderly mother.

The woman agreed to pay the money, but when she met with the officers later to sign an agreement, the agreement said the payment would be 50,000 baht. The woman then decided not to pay.

Now, the woman alleges that the officer came to her home with another man and threatened her on Friday, March 25. He allegedly threatened to charge her, and post the video of her undressed online.

A major general in Phuket says he has ordered the Thalang Police Station to investigate the officer, and insists he will be prosecuted according to the law.


SOURCE: The Phuket News

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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