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Pattaya – “Foreign ‘HOMOS’ And Ladyboy Pimp Targeted Thai Boys”

Via: Pattaya Daily News

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at 5 p.m., arrests warrants were issued for two foreigners and a Thai ladyboy, after police investigations revealed ongoing molestations of Thai boys.

Pol. Maj. Gen. Kosol Phuavate, Deputy Commissioner, section 2, discovered that many homosexual foreigners were using a pimp in Pattaya to buy the sexual services of Thai boys. So he issued a directive to mobilize the detective police teams to collect evidence to obtain arrest warrants.

The operation was jointly led by Pol. Lt. Col. Passakorn Paijit, Deputy Superintendent; and Pol. Lt. Col. Ormsin Sukkarnkha, the expert investigation officer acting to help the Center of Protecting Children, Teenagers and Women, police station section 2.

Working with the police was Mr. Phalisorn Noja or teacher Ja, the director of the Center of Opposing for Human Trade and Violated Children, to assist in making the plan to arrest the suspects. The initial arrest was made by Pol. Capt. Arnon Infong, Deputy Inspector; and Pol. Sub. Lt. Varakorn Bannasit, Deputy Inspector.

The first suspect was identified as Mr. Karl Josef Ruppel, age 69, nationality German. He was arrested while sitting in front of a room in Soi 10, south Pattaya, Moo 10 Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung.

He is charged with committing an obscenity with a child under age 15, according to the arrest warrant of Pattaya provincial court at 95/2556 dated February 1, 2013.

The warrant alleges that the suspect had met a 14-year-old boy in front of Chaimongkol temple market in south Pattaya and deceived the boy to come to his house, where he committed an obscenity involving oral sex, and then paid 200 THB to the boy. The incident occurred in the time period between December 15, 2012 and January 25, 2013. The defendant has denied the charges.

Police arrested the second suspect only a short distance away, while he was buying food at a shop in Soi 10 off south Pattaya road. The second suspect is a ladyboy accused of supplying Thai boys for the old foreign homosexuals.

He was identified as Mr. Rachan Punpleng or Runee, age 51, living in Tambon Nong Preu, Amphur Banglamung. Mr. Rachan is accused of arranging for boys under the age of 15 for human trade involving obscenities committed against them, according to the arrest warrant of Pattaya provincial court at 93/2556 dated February 1, 2013.

A police investigation had revealed that Mr. Rachan is an aging ladyboy who had picked up a 12-year-old boy in front of a department store in south Pattaya, and took the boy to his house. Then Mr. Rachan made a phone call to an unidentified foreign man, “Brian,” to sell him the boy’s sexual services for 2,000 THB.

The foreigner Brian then came to the house to pick up the boy and take him back to his house to do the obscenity, for which Mr. Rachan received 1,000 THB. Mr. Rachan also denied all the charges.

Police then arrested the third suspect, identified as Mr. Andrew John Tracey or Jack, age 60, nationality British. He was arrested while sleeping in a house in Moo 1 Tambon Bang Saray, Amphur Sattahip.

Mr. Jack is accused of committing an obscenity with a boy under age 15 whether the child consented or not, according to the arrest warrant at 90/2556 dated February 1, 2013.

Mr. Phalisorn revealed that his center for protecting children from sexual abuse had been aware of Mr. Andrew for a long time, Officers of the center had followed up to watch for his behavior for more than 3 years.

They knew that Mr. Andrew would hang out in front of a Pattaya department store, to deceive young boys to come to his house to perform obscenities, and would pay them 300 to 500 THB each time.

Pol. Lt. Col. Ormsin said the arrests were carrying out the policy of the superior high rank officers, who have commanded the police from the Center of Protecting for Children, Teenagers and Women to conduct ongoing investigations involving the sexual violation of children, especially by foreigners who exhibit the behavior of homosexuals.

The police have made it a priority to track down and arrest sexual predators of children in order to assure the international organizations related to children and women that Thailand is taking the problem seriously to protect vulnerable youngsters from being exploited by predatory tourists.

Read more, HERE:

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/2013/02/03/foreign-homos-and-ladyboy-pimp-targeted-thai-boys/

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