PATTAYA – A Russian man was arrested in Pattaya for allegedly trying to lure a young Russian girl to have sex with him and sending a revealing photo to her Viber chat app.
Denis Galinkov, 30, was arrested at the Kwan Muang Market near the Jomthian beach on Monday under an arrest warrant issued by the Pattaya Court earlier Monday, said the Chon Buri police chief, Pol Maj-General Nanthachart Supamongkol.
The court issued an arrest warrant after a Russian woman, whose name was withheld, sought help from the Chon Buri Immigration Office.
The mother alleged that Galinkov had approached her 10-year-old daughter at Jomtien Beach hotel and asked for her Viber app ID.
The mother said she learned that Galinkov had invited the girl to have sex with him and sent a photo of his genitals to her.
Glainkov denied the charges, saying he wanted to talk to the mother, not the girl.
Meanwhile, an 18 year old Thai man, who was staffing a jetski and beach equipment rental business a on Jomtien Beach south of Pattaya, has been arrested for the rape of a minor.
Pattaya police succeeded in following 18 year old Adisak to his accommodation in the Klong Dan district of Samut Prakan, south east of Bangkok, where he was arrested on Saturday.
According to Sanook, the Pattaya police chief says Adisak had talked to the 14 year old girl and offered her 500 baht for her time. Once inside his tent he asked for sex. When she smiled he raped her, according to the police report.
After he had finished he gave her only 40 baht. He claims that this was what caused her to go to the police, according to the Sanook report.
Pol Col Apichai said it was a serious offence and that Adisak was being charged with rape of a girl under 15 and illegally detaining a minor.