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Lawyer Taken Into Custody Over Claims of Sexual Assault and Threats to Female Client


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A well-known lawyer and ex-parliamentary candidate was arrested yesterday, accused of raping and threatening a female client. The allegations were serious enough that the female victim attempted suicide on a ship due to emotional trauma.

 

General Thiti Saengsawang, a senior police officer, oversaw the arrest which was executed by Major General Teeradet Thamsutee's team, including investigators from several departments.

 

The accused, 34-year-old Arm, was arrested at a house in Hat Yai, Songkhla Province, acting on a warrant issued on May 3.

 

The victim, a 26-year-old woman, became known nationwide last year after attempting suicide by jumping from the HTMS Chakri Naruebet ship docked at Chuksamed Pier, in Sattahip Naval Base. Petty Officer Daoloi Nathongchai and Private Kuhat Sun Samai from the Royal Thai Navy rescued her, and the story was widely shared on social media on November 23 last year.

 

According to the woman, she sought legal help from the accused lawyer in late 2022, when she was trying to recover over 100,000 baht from a friend. Eventually, her lawyer turned politician lured her to Bangkok citing a political meeting.

 

She drove to a small hotel in Don Mueang, where the accused had planned to meet her. Once there, she alleges, he raped her. Following the incident, she claims he issued multiple threats to keep her silent. Despite her attempts to report the crime, she experienced ongoing intimidation.

 

Arm denies these allegations, insisting the encounter was consensual. He also mentioned that he has filed charges against the woman for extortion and false reporting.

 

After Arm's arrest, he was transferred to Don Mueng Police Station for legal procedures. It was found that Arm was prosecuted twice in 2023 for trespassing in Thung Lung, Songkhla, and another case of rape and coercion in Don Mueang.

 

The allegations are indicative of power abuse and manipulation, making the case all the more compelling for robust legal action to safeguard vulnerable individuals in their pursuit of justice. As the case unfolds, the primary focus is on ensuring a fair trial and holding those who misuse their roles as leaders accountable.

 

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-- 2024-05-20

 

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15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

She drove to a small hotel in Don Mueang, where the accused had planned to meet her. Once there, she alleges, he raped her.

 

I'm not victim blaming, but do people usually attend business meetings in someone's hotel room? The naivety of some people in this country is astonishing.

 

So, today we've had a lawyer accused of rape, an ex-DSI official with nearly 400 million baht in assets and a school director involved in child trafficking. What a wonderful culture. All people you trust in the real world, all corrupt to the core in Thailand.

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26 minutes ago, mr_lob said:

This is the piece of work who tried to sue us for defamation for 300k for an airbnb review we made about him

I think I remember you posting that, if it was the same one 

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On 5/21/2024 at 10:00 AM, Bangkok Barry said:

 

I'm not victim blaming, but do people usually attend business meetings in someone's hotel room? The naivety of some people in this country is astonishing.

 

So, today we've had a lawyer accused of rape, an ex-DSI official with nearly 400 million baht in assets and a school director involved in child trafficking. What a wonderful culture. All people you trust in the real world, all corrupt to the core in Thailand.

In your country there aren't naive people and every lawyer, police man and school directors can be trusted.

Sounds pretty naive to me.

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