UPDATE: Three Foreign Customers in Patong Child Sexual Exploitation Case Arrested, Three Escape

Patong –

Three foreign customers have been arrested while three other foreign customers have escaped in a child sexual exploitation case in Patong.

Our previous story:

An illegal bar on Bangla Road in Patong was raided uncovering underage prostitutes with six victims rescued. Two suspects were arrested who claim the real bar owner is a foreigner.

Five Patong senior police have been transferred after an illegal bar on Bangla Road in Patong was raided uncovering six victims of child sexual exploitation who were rescued, being minors under the age of eighteen.

A foreign owner has fled to a nearby country after a bar on Bangla Road was raided where minors who were victims of child sexual exploitation were uncovered.

Arrest warrants have been issued for a Swiss man and two Thai women who are allegedly involved in a bar raid in Patong that uncovered child sexual exploitation.

Now for the update:

‘Big Joke’, the popular self-embraced nickname of the Assistant Commissioner of Police Surachate Hakparn, arrived in Phuket on Thursday night (March 30th) to follow up on the case.

Big Joke told The Phuket Express that after an investigation they issued arrest warrants for six foreigners who were allegedly customers at the bar in question that allegedly used the child sexual exploitation services whose names were released by Thai police as:

  1. Mr. Paul Herbert Corbett, 67 Australian national (arrested)
  2. Mr. Max Rigobert Ramasamy, 68, French national (arrested)
  3. Mr. Mutu Pan, 44, Chinese national (arrested)
  4. Mr. Jeffrey Lynn Amman, 50, American national (escaped)
  5. Mr. Jesse James Demian, 49, American national (escaped)
  6. Mr. Ahmed Saleh Balobead, 40, Saudi Arabian national (escaped)

As for the three men who had escaped or fled the country before charges could be filed, Big Joke stated that coordinated efforts with INTERPOL and other countries were taking place to capture the three wanted suspects.

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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.