Policeman to fight rape charge

A police officer at Bangkok's Thong Lor police station turned himself in on Tuesday to face charges of rape and illegal detention of a Lao woman.

  • Published: 7/05/2013 at 09:04 PM
  • Newspaper section: breakingnews

An officer accompanies Pol Sub Lt Thatree Suebsaman, left, to the Samut Prakan police station after turning himself in to fight a rape charge. (Photo by Sutthiwit Chayutworakan)

Thatree Suebsaman, 53, was handed over to Samut Prakan investigators after reporting to Thong Lor police station, where he was stationed.

He was charged with raping the woman while he was moonlighting as a taxi driver on April 21. The alleged rape took place at an apartment in Samut Prakan.

Pol Sub Lt Thatree, who was suspended from the police after charges were filed, denied all charges.

The alleged victim on Tuesday appeared at the Samut Prakan police station and identified the accused officer.

Investigators will take the suspect to the Samut Prakan criminal court on Wednesday for detention, pending the results of the investigation. The court will decide whether to grant him bail.

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