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Child kidnap suspect arrested (Updated)

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Update: The man arrested for the kidnap, rape and murder of six-year-old Nong Cartoon now says he has raped and killed before. Parents throughout the city are being extra careful in protecting their young children. 

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Footage taken from Bearing skytrain station captured a suspect leading the six-year-old victim down the station before he allegedly raped and strangled her.

Tuesday morning update

36-year-old "Nui" shocks a press conference by confessing to having attacked 10 underaged girls, killing four of them. APICHART JINAKUL

The alleged murderer of six-year-old Nong Cartoon has confessed the girl was not his first victim, claiming that he kidnapped and raped nine others, four of whom he killed.

Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy chief Thitirat Nongharnpitak said on Monday that investigators are working on validating the claim made by Mr Nui, 36.

Since the man's arrest, two people have contacted police to report their daughters missing. One girl was said to have disappeared at a Red Cross fair in Muang district in Loei province on Feb 5 this year and the other in Bangkok's Bang Bon district, Pol Maj Gen Thitirat said.

Dates relating to the Bang Bon case were not disclosed and no details of any other missing persons or rape cases were unveiled by investigators.

Mr Nui has no last name and ID card because he is an orphan, Pol Lt Col Sitthisak Nakamat, chief investigator of Bang Na police station, said.

Monday's story

Child kidnap suspect arrested

You can be sure that parents throughout the city are being extra careful in protecting their young children, vowing to never let leave them alone in public and teaching them not to talk to strangers.

This comes after police arrested a man who allegedly kidnapped a six-year-old girl from a look thoong concert at Sukhumvit Soi 105, raped her and then strangled her on the night of December 6.

That night, Sayan Petchdon took his daughter to see the look thoong concert near Bearing BTS station with seven other friends in a pickup truck. The concert started at 9pm, so when the girl felt sleepy at 10.20pm, he took her to sleep in the pickup. 

He stayed with her for 10 minutes, then went back to the concert which ended at 11pm. He did not find her when he returned to the pickup.

Mr Sayan and his friends searched for the girl and later filed a complaint with officers at Bang Na police station after they asked to see CCTV footage at a 7-11 convenience store nearby and found she had been led away by an unidentified man.

Police investigators also found security footage at Bearing BTS station that had captured the suspect who kidnapped the girl and sought a warrant for his arrest.

The high-profile case made progress at 2.30am Sunday, when a passer-by discovered a human skull in a deserted area adjacent to Sukhumvit Soi 105 and alerted Bang Na police station.

Sayan Petchdon breaks down in tears at the sight of his six-year-old daught's shirt, at a deserted area near Sukhumvit 105 yesterday. THANARAK KHOONTON

An initial inspection indicated that the skull was likely to be of a girl aged between six and eight years, who had died not more than a week earlier.

Police searched the nearby area and found purple floral short pants with turtle-shaped chocolate candies in one pocket.

Mr Sayan confirmed the pants were worn by his daughter on the night she disappeared.

Reports said Mr Sayan, who was present at both search operations, burst into tears when police showed him a green T-shirt collected from the scene. He told police the T-shirt was one he had bought for his daughter.

The alleged rapist "Nui" was brought to the Bangkok Metropolitan Police Bureau today where he confessed to killing the six-year-old girl. APICHART JINAKUL

The suspect, identified only as Nui, 32, is a convicted child abductor who worked as a labourer for a look thoong music band that the girl’s father took her to see on the night she went missing.

The Khon Kaen native was arrested in Thabo district of Nong Khai on Sunday afternoon after a witness recognised the suspect when he went with the band to a show in the northeastern province and alerted local police.

Police say he has confessed to the crime, carried out under the influence of alcohol.

Nui served three years and eight months in jail for snatching a child under 15 years and was released from prison on Aug 23 last year

Adapted from a story on bangkokpost.com

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Vocabulary:

abductor: a person who abducts/kidnaps somebody - ผู้ลักพา

adjacent: very near, next to, or touching - ติดกัน

alert: to tell someone in authority about a danger or problem so that they can deal with it - เตือนให้ระวัง

allegedly: claimed to have done something wrong, but not yet proven - ที่ถูกกล่าวหา

arrest: (of the police) taking someone to a police station because they are believed to have committed a crime - การจับกุม

burst into tears: to suddenly start crying - ร้องไห้

claim: to say that something is true although it has not been proved and other people may not believe it - อ้าง

confess: to admit that you have committed a crime - สารภาพผิด

confirm: to state or show that something is definitely true or correct, especially by providing evidence - ยืนยัน

convenience store: a shop/store that sells food, newspapers, etc. and often stays open 24 hours a day - ร้านสะดวกซื้อ

convicted: having been proven guilty of a crime by a court of law - ต้องโทษ, ได้รับการพิสูจน์ว่าข้อกล่าวหามีความผิดจริง

deputy: a person whose rank is immediately below that of the leader of an organisation - รอง

deserted: empty - ที่ถูกทิ้งให้ว่างเปล่า  ร้างไป

disappear: to move something or someone somewhere where they can no longer be seen - หายไป, สาบสูญ, สูญหาย

disclose: to make known to the public - เปิดเผยต่อสาธารณะ

discover: to find somebody/something, or learning about something that was not known about before - ค้นพบ

file a complaint: to make an official statement that someone has done something wrong - ยื่นคำร้อง

floral: consisting of flowers or pictures of flowers; decorated with pictures of flowers - ที่มีลวดลายดอกไม้

footage: film or video of a particular subject or event - ฟิลม์หรือคลิปภาพยนตร์ หรือวิดีโอ

high-profile: creating a lot of public attention - เป็นที่สนใจจากคนในสังคม

identified: named, said to be - ระบุ, ระบุชื่อ

in public: when other people, especially people you do not know, are present; in full view of other people - ต่อสาธารณะ, ต่อชุมชน

indicate: to show that something is true, exists or will happen - แสดง, ทำให้รู้

influence: the power to have an effect on people or things - อิทธิพล

initial: early; first - เบื้องต้น

inspection: the act of looking closely at something or someone and to check that everything is as it should be; examination - การตรวจสอบอย่างละเอียด

investigator: someone whose job is to officially find out the facts about something - ผู้สอบสวน, ผู้สำรวจ, ผู้ตรวจสอบ

kidnap: to illegally take someone away and make them a prisoner - ลักพาตัว

labourer: a person whose job involves hard physical work that is not skilled, especially work that is done outdoors - กรรมกร, ผู้ใช้แรงงาน

local: in or related to the area that you live, or to the particular area that you are talking about - ท้องถิ่น

metropolitan police: the police in responsible for a city - ตำรวจนครบาล

missing: not present, but not known to have been harmed or killed - หายไป, สูญหาย

native: someone who was born in a particular place - ชาวพื้นเมือง

operation: a planned activity involving a lot of people, especially soldiers or police officers - การปฏิบัติการ

orphan: a child whose parents are dead - เด็กกำพร้า, ลูกกำพร้า

passer-by: one who passes by, one who walks past - คนผ่านไปมา

present: being in a particular place or situation - เข้าร่วม, อยู่

press conference: an official meeting where someone makes a formal statement about a particular issue or event to journalists and answers their questions about it - การแถลงข่าว

prison: a place where criminals are put to stay for a period of time as punishment for a crime - คุก, ,เรือนจำ

progress: the process of developing or of getting nearer to achieving or completing something - ความคืบหน้า

protect: to make sure that somebody/something is not harmed, injured, damaged, etc - ป้องกัน,อารักขา,คุ้มกัน

rape: to commit the crime of forcefully having sex with someone against their wish - ข่มขืน

recognise: to know who a person is - จำได้ รู้จัก

release: to allow someone or something to go free - ปล่อย

scene: site; a place where something happens or happened - สถานที่เกิดเหตุ

search: to look somewhere carefully in order to find someone/something - ค้นหา

security footage: video from a camera that is put in a place to constantly record what happens there - ภาพหรือหนังในเทปวิดีโอจากกล้องวงจรปิดเพื่อรักษาการความปลอดภัย

serve a jail sentence: to spend time in prison as a punishment - มารับโทษจำคุก

shock: to surprise, or frighten someone - ทำให้ตกใจ, ทำให้สั่นสะเทือน

skull : the bones of the head - กระโหลกศีรษะ

snatch: to take or get something quickly - ฉุด, ฉก, ดึง, กระชาก, คว้า

sought (past tense of seek): tried to get/do something; asked for something - พยายามได้, พยายามได้มา

stranger: a person that you do not know - คนแปลกหน้า

strangle: to kill somebody by squeezing or pressing on their throat and neck - ฆ่าโดยการบีบคอ

suspect: a person who is thought to have committed a crime - ผู้ต้องสงสัย

tears: drops of water that come from your eyes when you cry or when something (dust, gas, etc.) has entered your eyes - น้ำตา

turtle: a large reptile with a hard round shell, that lives in the sea - เต่า

unidentified: not known (who someone is) - ซึ่งไม่สามารถระบุชื่อได้

unveil: to announce something that was not known before - เปิดเผยข้อมูล

validate: to prove that something is true - พิสูจน์ความจริง

victim: someone who has been harmed, injured or killed as the result of a crime - เหยื่อผู้เคราะห์ร้าย

vow: to make a formal and serious promise to do something - สาบาน, ปฏิญาณ

warrant: a legal document that is signed by a judge and gives the police authority to do something - หมาย

witness: a person who sees something happen or knows about something - ผู้ที่เห็นเหตุการณ์, พยาน

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