A 39-year-old man was arrested in the Thai tourist city of Pattaya this morning (Nov. 15) and charged with raping his 5-year-old stepdaughter, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported.
The incident came to light when the girl was rushed to hospital from her school after complaining about severe pain in her stomach. A doctor found that she been sexually violated.
After consoling her, the head teacher learned that she had been repeatedly raped by her stepfather, after her mother passed away over a month ago.
Police detectives later arrested the suspect in front of a shopping center. He denied having sexually assaulted his stepdaughter, but admitted having been addicted to narcotic drugs.
Top: The suspect at the police station. Photo: Khao Sod
By Songpol Kaopatumtip