KRABI – A shotgun toting angry father whose model daughter was raped while on holiday in Thailand has put an emotional musical video up on the internet in protest that her attacker has been given bail.
A Thai tour guide has been arrested for the rape of the 19-yr-old model who told the police that she was beaten so severely that she is sure she would have died if she had not finally stopped resisting the attack.
She was raped after attending her own 19th birthday party at Chang Bar, in Ao Nang resort in Krabi.
The father of a 19-yr-old model, who herself stars in music videos, has titled the song ‘Evil Man in Krabi’ after the province in southern Thailand where she was raped earlier this year.
As of this morning, the video “Evil Man from Krabi” has received over 400,000 views on youtube since it was released several weeks ago.
The suspect was arrested by police but quickly released by the provincial court on bail, angering the father.
The video, coupled with news of the stabbing of a British tourist protecting his girlfriend from a mob sex attack on a Krabi beach, have resulted in a large number of tourists cancelling their holidays in this southern beach province.
The negative publicity has clearly stunned local police who have been struggling to find an appropriate response.
Last week Pol Maj Gen Nantadet Yoinual, chief of police in Krabi, called a press conference to deny the father’s claim that police allowed “easy” bail.
Pol Maj Gen Nanthadet said the police obtained an arrest warrant on July 29 and arrested the suspect on Aug 20.
The court granted the accused’s bail request over the objections of provincial police, he said.
The Krabi police chief said the police have completed their case and are ready to present it to the prosecutors.
Police are responsible for investigation, the video explains, and if the evidence indicates a crime has been committed, the case is forwarded to prosecutors. If the prosecutors agree, they are responsible for taking the case to the court. The final decision rests with the court, including whether a suspect’s bail request should be granted.