THAI police have halted their investigation into a British teenager’s claim that she was drugged and raped at Koh Tao island on June 26 this year and are now waiting for London police to send DNA evidence and a report of their questioning of this teenager, INN News reported today (August 31, 2018).
Pol Maj-Gen Surachet Hakphan, deputy chief of Tourist Police, said investigation indicates that what the British teenager claimed could not be true because on that night there was a big World Cup football match, which means there would be a lot of people in that area, including police patrolling the beach, who would have seen the crime being committed.
Police have checked information, questioned people, conducted a mock up of the alleged rape at the rocky outcrop 300 meters from the spot where the teenager said she was drugged, ascertained the rise and fall of the tide on that day, and reached the conclusion that this could not be true.
However the British embassy has been contacted to ask London police to quickly send the DNA sample and a report of what the teenager told them within 1 month for the Thai police to determine the truth.
If there is new evidence Thai police will take full action.
Pol Maj-Gen Surachet also said that investigators are going to ask for arrest warrants against the owner of CSI LA webpage, who is a Thai living in US, and the owner of the Samui Times webpage, who is foreigner, for publishing fake news online.
Twenty other people who shared their fake news also face legal action.
Top: Pol Maj-Gen Surachet talking to the press about drug and rape claim by the British teenager. Photo: INN News