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US tourist and his Hungarian girlfriend face up to five years in jail in Thailand after they were ‘caught making porn videos’ in their hotel

An American tourist and his Hungarian girlfriend are facing up to five years in a Thai jail after they were arrested for allegedly making porn videos in their hotel room.

Hotel staff became suspicious that the man, named as Roderick Antonio Matthews Jr., 31, and his partner, Kata Barbara Koszo, 22, were staying illegally in the country.

Officers raided their room in Krabi, southern Thailand on Tuesday afternoon where they claimed they found the couple romping on a bed.

The couple reportedly traveled around the country making hundreds of explicit videos then sold them online.

Hotel staff reportedly became suspicious after the couple spent hours in their room.

Pictures from the room show that lighting and camera equipment had been set up for producing homemade movies.

The couple allegedly then uploaded them to a popular adult site where viewers can pay to view them.

Officers confiscated the camera equipment. They found that the pair had been staying illegally in the country for 256 days without a visa in their passports.

Several pictures show them exposing themselves outdoors at exotic beaches while others show how they had threesomes in their hotel room.

Police Colonel Kongrith said today that the pair faced charges of ‘publishing and trading pornography’ as well as visa offences for overstaying and working without a permit.

The charges for working without a permit could see them imprisoned for up to five years and fined up to 100,000 baht while the porn charges are up to three years and fines of 60,000 baht.

Officers have not charged the pair yet, but Suksai said police are still gathering evidence before proceeding.

Suksai added that more charges are expected to be laid against the tourists.

He said: ‘The legal process has started so there’s no way they can get out of this.

‘Initially, we were went their because the hotel reported that the couple were overstaying their visas, but we also caught them red-handed filming pornography.

‘We will charge them with publishing and trading pornography in the Kingdom, earning income without a valid employment permit and overstaying their visas.’

 

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