RATCHABURI – A 46-year-old Thai man was arrested in Chom Bung district on Tuesday for allegedly raping and forcing his 13-year-old stepdaughter to take methamphetamine.
Mr. Khongsak Jitchamruang, 46, was apprehended at his house in tambon Pak Chong on Tuesday morning the Bangkok Post Reported.
The arrest of Mr Khonsak followed a complaint by his 42-year-old wife that he had raped her 13 year old daughter and forced herl to take yaba pills, Ronnapop Wiangsimma, chief of Chom Bung district said.
The girlâ€™s mother had lodged the complaint with the districtâ€™s crime suppression team, which later coordinated with Chom Bung police to arrest the suspect.
The woman told authorities that she went to work every day, leaving her 13-year-old daughter in the house with her husband and his relatives, said Mr Ronnapop.
One day, she noticed her daughter looked depressed and she asked her what was wrong. She learned that her husband had raped her daughter on several occasions and also forced her to take illegal drugs.
She had left the house, taking her daughter with her, but Mr Khongsak was trying to find them. HeÂ sent SMS messages threatening her and her daughter, she alleged.
Fearing for her daughter’s safety, the woman decided to seek help from the districtâ€™s ad-hoc suppression team, the district chief said.
Mr Khongsak is being held in police custody on a charge of having illicit drugs in his possession. Â Police are investigating the rape allegation and awaiting a report from the hospital’s physical examination of the young girl to find evidence of rape.