Connect with us


Family alleging sex abuse of four of their children may be forced to move



PHOTOS: The Nation

A family who who have made official reports alleging that four of their children were sexually abused by an ‘influential’ local man in Chumphon’s Lang Suan district, claim they are being harassed and may have to move. They claim that three female family members, aged 6, 10 and 14, and their 9 year old boy, were sexually assaulted by the owner of a rubber plantation who is identified only as ‘Surin’.

Yesterday morning, 10 uniformed and plain-clothes officers visited the rape victims and their relatives who say they are frightened and under stress. Police sought details about alleged threats the family had received to investigate further and possibly file additional charges against the suspect.

Senior officers have promised police protection for the family and said that the suspect would receive punishment if he was found guilty as charged.

Although the 14 year old girl had allegedly been molested and raped from  the age of two until seven, the family only recently filed the police complaint after learning about sexual attacks on the three younger children.

‘Surin’ has been arrested but later granted bail pending trial.

The 14 year old girl’s mother Jan (not her real name) told police about the alleged sexual attacks on the children and said they discussed moving away from Bang Maphrao for their safety and to prevent trouble for their landlord.

A local community leader gave shelter to the family after they left the shack they built and lived in on Surin’s plantation.

“We live on what we earn daily so we don’t have enough cash to move back to our northeastern hometown of Sakhon Nakhon. We are under tremendous stress,” Jan said.

She added that people close to Surin also harass the family with dirty looks and hostile words.

Tharathep said he had talked to the landlord who affirmed that the family could continue to live at his property as Jan’s 60-year-old husband was a good and diligent worker.

According to police, Surin currently faced charges of “taking away” minors under 13 from their parents, molesting minors under 15, and attempting to rape children under 13.

Family alleging sex abuse of four of their children may be forced to move | News by Thaiger

SOURCE: The Nation


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

The Thaiger is Thailand's largest online portal for news, videos and information.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Cannabis News49 seconds ago

Anutin responds to photo of cannabis smoking kids on Pattaya Beach

Education14 mins ago

Thai student allegedly raped by Hyderabad U professor

Tourism30 mins ago

Phuket welcomes 6,730 flights in December

Sponsored6 hours ago

Marketing in Thailand as a Foreigner: Volume #3 The Marketing Noises

Tourism1 hour ago

Thailand tourism predicted at 80% of pre-Covid in 2023

Transport3 hours ago

Bangkok airport expansion prepares for bidding war

Crime3 hours ago

Child Protection Foundation leader faces child labour charges

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Road deaths4 hours ago

Red-Bull hit-and-run prosecutor dismissed

Transport4 hours ago

Phuket flight cancellation due to earlier cancelled flight, runway maintenance

Election5 hours ago

Pheu Thai Party under fire as Tuhao-Shinawatra connection exposed

Video5 hours ago

THAIGER PODCAST | Ep.14 Saving Thai cats one paw at a time

Tourism6 hours ago

Bullets-in-bag Israeli given 18 months in Thailand

Video22 hours ago

Thailand News Today | 9 year olds smoke cannabis on Pattaya Beach in Thailand

Economy23 hours ago

Thai baht soars to six-month high against US dollar

Pattaya23 hours ago

Motorcycle taxi riders rally against unlicensed ride-share app drivers in Pattaya

Pollution24 hours ago

Over 100 tonnes of garbage estimated near Phuket Fishing Port

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11