Lite Beer 9745 Posted February 6, 2011 Share Posted February 6, 2011 Sex attack - a British woman’s trauma in the hills By Andrew Drummond. In answer to a recent story I wrote about the alleged rape of a British woman in Patong, Phuket, I have received this letter from a young British woman, who two years ago was the victim of a sexual attack in Thailand. I was moved by this letter because it does so seem to capture so well what CAN happen to a woman here when she reports a sexual attack to the local police and reflects the issues I have come up against when dealing with sexual crimes against foreigners. “Around 2 years ago, I went to the police after being attacked. They listened to the story then gave my supposedly confidential statements to the local journalist (who got it published in a Thai National newspaper, something that I wasn't expecting at all) When the police interviewed me I described the attacker's build, eyes and his facial features. But the police didn't seem to be interested in anything other than what his nose looked like and whether it was kind of squashed on the end (they kept repeating jamuk dong my) something that I guess most westerners don't really pay that much attention to. I described his clothes and the fact that he had a wound on his belly. They weren't interested (I didn't see them take notes about any of this.) They wanted to know why I did not know what the model of his motorbike was, or it's registration no. I was asked a lot of questions about my taste in men eg. Had I ever liked a Thai man? Had I ever had sex with one? Had I ever wanted to date one? Had I ever had a gik / close friend? Why wasn't I interested in them? Did I like tall men/young men? that, given what had just happened seemed very insensitive. -- Andrew-Drummond.com 2011-02-05 Full Story Here Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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