UPDATE: Man who allegedly abducted girl selling flowers in Rawai arrested in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Rawai, Phuket –

A man who allegedly abducted a 13-year-old girl while she was selling flowers on Rawai Beach, Mueang Phuket District, five months ago has been arrested in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Our previous story:

The Chalong Police reported the arrest warrant being issued after the story had gone viral on social media.

On February 9th, 2022, the girl’s mother had first filed a report to the Chalong Police.

The Phuket Provincial Poice reports the suspect was identified by police only as Mr. Somsak, 33. Somsak is being accused of ‘Taking away a child not over fifteen years old from their parents without reasonable cause.’

Now for our update:

Somsak has been arrested in the Phipun district in Nakhon Si Thammarat yesterday (August 16th). The girl has been found and taken back to her parents. Somsak was taken back to the Chaong Police Station for further legal action.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.