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Rape: After a few drinks with a stranger

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Woman drugged, sexually assaulted & thrown out of car after rape attempt failed. 



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Woman thrown out of a car after rape attempt failed

5/11/2012
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SAMUT PRAKAN - A 27-year-old woman was allegedly drugged, sexually assaulted and thrown out of a car after a rape attempt failed, police said on Sunday.

Pol Capt Suntaraporn Jatum of Muang Samut Prakan police station received a report of a woman found unconscious on a sidewalk in Samut Prakan's Muang district on Saturday night. The woman, whose name was withheld, was then sent to Samut Prakan hospital.

After the woman regained consciousness, she told police that she went to a bar on Sukhumvit road with two other friends on Saturday night. Her friends later left without telling her and another man approached her and invited her for a drink.

The woman said she fell unconscious after having a few drinks with the stranger. After she woke up, she found out that she was in a bedroom of a love motel with the man on top of her.

She said the man punched her in the stomach and tried to rape her but she resisted. The man later gave in.

The woman then rushed to the toilet with her cell phone and called 191 police emergency hotline. However, police could not help her as she did not know where she was.

According to her testimony, the man then forced her to leave the room, dragged her into his car and left the love motel. The man then threw her out of the car onto the road and drove away.

The woman said she tried to wave for a taxi but she was still heavily drugged and later passed out.

Police said they were checking surveillance cameras of the love motel for footage of the man who attacked her.

(Source: Bangkok Post, Breakingnews, Woman thrown off after rape attempt failed, 5/11/2012, Online Reporters, link


Crime Vocabulary
 
rape - the crime of forcefully having sex with someone against their wish การข่มขืน (See Wikipedia)

attempt -
when someone trys to do something (may or may not succeed) ความพยายาม, การทดลอง
rape attempt
rape attempt failed

sexual assault
(noun) - any sexual act done to another person without that person agreeing to it (involuntary sexual act, done without consent, threatened, coerced, or forced to engage against their will), "includes any sexual touching of a person, rape (such as forced vaginal, anal or oral penetration), inappropriate touching, forced kissing, child sexual abuse, or the torture of the victim in a sexual manner" (See Wikipedia)

assault -
a violent act done against another person (See Wikipedia)
sexually assaulted (verb) 

allegedly - claimed but not yet proven ที่ถูกกล่าวหา
drugged - to be given a drug (to make you sleep or "fall unconscious", for example)
heavily drugged -
to be given a large amount of drugs

unconscious - in a sleeplike condition, not aware or knowing that is happening around you, usually from an illness or injury หมดสติ
passed out - Same as "unconscious"

fall unconscious - to become unconscious (to lose consciousness, to enter a sleep-like condition)
fell unconscious after having a few drinks

found unconscious - some found the person in a sleep-like condition (not able to say anything or move)
woman found unconscious on a sidewalk

regain consciousness -
to leave sleeplike condition and become aware of what is happening around you again

name was withheld - the name was not given to people (not announced publicly in order to protect her privacy)

approach - to walk up to a person and start talking to them about something
approached her
a man approached her and invited her for a drink.

love motel
- "a type of short-stay hotel found around the world operated primarily for the purpose of allowing couples privacy for sexual activities" (See Wikipedia)

punch - to hit someone with your fist ชก, ต่อย
fist -  หมัด, กำปั้น

the man punched her in the stomach

resist - to try to stop someone trying to attack, harm or hurt you ต่อต้าน
resist attack

resist rape
the man tried to rape her but she resisted

cell phone - Same as "mobile phone"

rushed - taken somewhere very quickly ด้วยความเร่งรีบ
rushed to the toilet with her cell phone

emergency - an unexpected situation involving danger in which immediate action is necessary เหตุฉุกเฉิน
hotline - a telephone number that people can call for information โทรศัพท์สายตรงที่จัดไว้สำหรับเหตุเร่งด่วนหรือเฉพาะเรื่อง

emergency hotline
called 191 police emergency hotline.

The woman then rushed to the toilet with her cell phone and called 191 police emergency hotline.

testimony - a formal statement about something that you say, know or experienced, usually given to a court of law คำให้การ
According to her testimony, ...

drag - to pull something along on the ground from one place to another ดึง, ลาก
the man dragged her into his car and left the love motel

wave -
wave hand (so that someone sees you, to get attention) โบกมือ
wave for a taxi

surveillance - the process of carefully watching a person or place การเฝ้าตรวจตราอย่างเข้มงวด
surveillance cameras
checking surveillance cameras

footage - a film or video of a particular subject or event การเสนอข่าว  ฟิลม์หรือคลิปภาพยนตร์ หรือวิดีโอ
footage of the man who attacked her

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