Man Arrested for Allegedly Raping a 17 Year-Old Girl in Phuket

Thalang –

A man was arrested after he allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl in Thalang that he contacted online.

The Thalang Police told the Phuket Express that the parents of the 17-year-old girl filed a report to police. They told police that their daughter was raped by a man identified only as Mr. Sumet, 24. He contacted the girl via Facebook and flirted with her. He came to the girl’s house in Thalang when he knew that her parents were not at home and allegedly raped the girl before speeding away.

Her parents later found out that their daughter had been raped. She was taken to a hospital for a health check before they filed a report to the police.

Police found that Sumet lives at a rental house in Sri Soonthorn. He was eventually arrested and was taken to to Thalang Police Station to face charges of rape.

Sumet did not immediately make a plea to the charges.


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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.