CHI NAT – Pol Col Setthachai Setthasiri, superintendent of Wat Sing police station in central Thailand, has confirmed that a medical examination has revealed that a 12 year-old girl was allegedly raped by her teacher in Wat Sing district of Chai Nat is expected to be submitted to prosecutors on Friday.
Medical personnel who examined the 12-year-old student found evidence that she was raped, said Pol Col Setthachai Setthasiri, superintendent of Wat Sing police station in Chai Nat province, on Wednesday.
The girl’s mother took her daughter to the provincial Damrongtham complaint centre and alleged Damrong Ruengboon, 40, a physical education teacher, raped the 12-year-old on two occasions in September and October last year.
The family sought help from the centre because they feared the accused teacher might escape punishment. When the alleged crime first came to light, the school transferred Mr Damrong to the Wat Sing municipality’s education section.
The municipality, which runs the school, ordered a disciplinary probe into the accused teacher.
The girl’s mother told the Bangkok Post that the accused teacher had tried to offer her family 200,000 baht via a relative to drop the case, but she refused.
“We will not accept any money from Mr Damrong, because what he did to my daughter leaves a stigma that will ruin her life,” the girl’s mother said.
“Even though our family is poor, we will not take his money. Money cannot buy human dignity. More importantly, the teacher is not remorseful for his act. We will fight to the end.’’
By Chaiyot Satyaem and Chudate Seehawong