13-year-old raped by Facebook 'friend'
A teenager who befriended a 13-year-old girl through Facebook and later raped her was arrested in Samut Prakan early Saturday, police said.
- Published: 16/03/2013 at 02:18 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Pol Capt Ekapol Anupak, of Samut Prakan police, said he received a report at 12.30am that a man had broken into a house in Muang district and raped the house owner's daughter.
The girl's parents told investigators that they had left their daughter at home alone while they went to work at a factory in Bang Pu Industrial estate. After they returned from work at about midnight, they saw their daughter being molested by an intruder.
The suspect escaped to the roof of the house and went to hide in a washroom at a neighbour's house. He later surrendered when a team of police officers arrived and surrounded the house.
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Prakasit Chantakhoon (second from left) is in custody accused of raping a 13-year-old girl he knew from Facebook. (Photo by Sutthiwit Chayutvoraken)
Officers said the 18-year-old suspect, a security guard at a factory at Samut Prakan, confessed that he had known the girl through Facebook for about five months.
He said the girl told him that she was usually home alone when her parents went to work.
Police said the man told them that he had met the girl at her house two months ago, raped her and threatened her not to tell anyone about it.
He then told her that he would expose her on Facebook if she refused to meet him again on Friday night.
Pol Capt Ekapol identified the suspect as Prakasit Chantakhoon, 18. Police charged him with trespassing and rape.
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