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Police Crack Down on Alleged Underage Prostitution in Northern Thailand



NAKHON SAWAN – Police and officials of the Social Development and Human Security Ministry  have rescued 11 boys and girls, allegedly lured into prostitution and apprehended  42 suspects, involving in the underage prostitution ring, police said.

The incident took place in the lower northern province of Nakhon Sawan.  Eleven boys and girls, aged between 12 – 15 were rescued.

The investigation began after the police had received an information about suspicious behaviors of some secondary school students in Nakhon Sawan.

Police also arrested eight sex procurers and found that 34 persons bought sex from young girls. Police said they were gathering more evidence so that sex service buyers would be arrested on charges of human trafficking. (TNA)

In June of this year another underage prostitution case, police found eight young victims, including a 13-year-old student, offering sex services in Nakhon Sawan.

The arrest of a teenage boy who procured underage girls for six customers — Kwanchai Phromthong, 30, Yingsak Prasoetsang, 61, Parinthon Sirichoi, 31, Suphot Wgongdi 44, Winai Buawat, 34, and Anek Butsing, 34.

The customers were charged with raping minors in addition to charges, including human trafficking, which were also pressed against the teenage boy.

The crime was exposed after police obtained information about the suspicious behavior of some junior high school students in Nakhon Sawan. The teenage students skipped classes often and indulged in lavish lifestyles, Pol Maj Gen Surachate said.

A police investigation led to the discovery of the 13-year-old girl who had been lured into providing the illegal sex services. It is unclear if the high school and the Pattaya cases were linked.


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