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American 18, arrested in Phuket for sexually assault to a pregnant horse

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An 18-year-old American student named Steven Lee Snyder from Fairfax County, Virginia, has been arrested in Phuket for allegedly sexually assaulting a pregnant horse.

The disturbing incidents, captured on CCTV, reportedly occurred on February 5 and March 10 at a stable on the popular holiday island of Phuket. In the footage, Steven is seen using a smartphone in his right hand while engaging in the sexual assault with the horse using his other hand.

The shocked owners of the stable, Chatcharoj Lek-Awut, 50, and his wife Prapada, 43, made the distressing discovery upon returning from a trip on Sunday and finding their filly, named Angun, exhibiting signs of distress.

Subsequently, the police located Steven on Monday evening and brought him to his father, Sean, showing them the surveillance video recordings of the alleged incidents. Sean was heard in the video expressing his concern about the repeated nature of the acts.

Owner Prapada initially viewed Steven as a normal teenager who enjoyed spending time with their horses. However, she started to have suspicions about his behavior, especially noticing how he interacted with the animals. The couple reported the February 5 incident to the police, though no action was taken at that time.

In the most recent alleged assault, the pregnant mare Angun is believed to have suffered vaginal injuries. The owners submitted the CCTV footage as evidence when they filed a complaint with the Thalang Police Station and the animal welfare organization Watchdog Thailand Foundation on March 11.

Law enforcement officers, led by Police Lieutenant Colonel Yuthaphon Watthaseth of the Thalang Police Station, arrested Steven near his home, which is located close to the stable.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Yuthaphon mentioned that Steven and his family are scheduled to meet with the horse owners at the police station for negotiations on March 16, addressing potential medical expenses for the injured horse.

Owner Prapada expressed her desire for Steven to cease his actions and seek help, emphasizing the need to protect their horses from any further harm. She recounted her suspicions and highlighted concerns about the well-being of their pregnant horse, Angun, and a past incident involving a miscarriage with another pregnant horse.


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