The mother of an 11-year-old girl in Kalasin province has filed a police complaint on Thursday (August 20) accusing a 57-year-old homeroom teacher of sexually assaulting her daughter and offering Bt200,000 in exchange for not filing a complaint.
The woman reportedly told at Kham Muang Police Station that on August 11, she found her daughter behaving strangely after coming home from school. When questioned, the girl revealed that she was sexually assaulted by a teacher while she was in a toilet. “She said the teacher climbed into her cubicle from the adjacent teachers’ cubicle and grabbed her body and covered her mouth while trying to rape her,” the woman told police. “Luckily my daughter managed to shake him off and escaped.”
The woman added that after her daughter told her about the incident, she took her daughter to a hospital for a physical check-up, which confirmed the alleged assault. She contacted the school and had a meeting with the school principal and the homeroom teacher, who offered her money to hush up the matter. But she refused and decided to file a police complaint.
Phantarak Pholteu, director of Kalasin Elementary Education Office, said that he has set up a committee to investigate the incident as well as sent a psychologist to talk to the girl and family members. He also ordered the transfer of the homeroom teacher to Elementary Education Office until the investigation is completed.