KHON KAEN – Three teenage girls, one aged only 13, have been arrested for putting two sisters, aged only nine and 11, out to prostitution in Khon Kaen province.
Khon Kaen police said on Friday that two 16-year-old girls and a 13-year-old girl, had been taken into custody after they were caught running a child sex ring.
Police said in July, a 35-year-old woman filed a complaint with the police, claiming that her daughters, aged nine and 11 years, had been lured by their neighbours into offering sex services in exchange for money, according to a report in Thai Rath.
The sisters told the police that they were sold to a 60-year-old man who lived in the same village and a 50-year-old man from Maha Sarakham province for 1,000-2,000 baht each time. However, they only received 100 baht per person for each service performed.
The mother became suspicious when she noticed her daughters had money to buy nice things. She finally learned the truth and decided to inform the police.
The three teenage “mama sans” confessed to their crime, telling the police that the two young sisters wanted money to buy glue for sniffing. They are now under the juvenile court’s control while the nine and 11 year old girls have been placed under social workers’ care.
The men have also been charged with paying a child prostitute for sexual services.