1,000 Baht slap on wrist for Thai sex pest
A teen sex pest caught by police for trespassing on the property of a female expat on two separate occasions in December of 2017 — and allegedly masturbating at her property and offering her THB2,000 (US$61) to have sex with him — was taken to Cherng Talay Police Station yesterday and charged THB500 (US$15) for each incident.
Komsant Khiawoon, 19, was taken to the station yesterday and charged on two counts of “performing a disgraceful act in public by undressing himself, exhibiting his undressed person or committing any other act of obscenity,” confirmed Sen. Sgt. Maj. Jirapat Nawathong of the Phuket Tourist Police, who helped push the case to proceed after the officer who received the complaint admitted he was not investigating the case on Jan. 2.
The female victim, 56, also said on Jan. 2 that the police “didn’t do anything” after she filed the complaint.
She added yesterday, after the suspect was apprehended, “If not for the Tourist Police forcing Cherng Talay Police to act, and then myself gathering necessary info (by making one phone call to former employer Vichuda Hills/CBRE management), he would have gotten away with it.”
Sen. Sgt. Maj. Jirapat noted today that the charge is liable to a fine not exceeding THB500.
“So for two incidents he was fined THB1000 (US$31),” he said.
Asked if the suspect gave any reason for his behavior, Sen. Sgt. Maj. Jirapat said, “Back in 2016 the victim had parked her car at the Vichuda Hills housing complex where Komsant was working as a security guard at the time. There may have been an argument or misunderstanding. He was also sending her messages that year. But I am not sure why he did what he did,” he said.
He also confirmed that Komsant was not charged for the inappropriate text messages sent to the woman in September of 2016, since he was a minor at the time.
Komsant allegedly trespassing onto the property of the American woman on Dec. 24 and Dec. 30 of 2017.