Transvestite pimped child prostitutes
- Published: 17/01/2013 at 12:20 PM
- Online news:
RAYONG - Police have arrested a transvestite accused of operating a child prostitution ring in tambon Klaeng of Muang district.
Saitarn Glinjampa, a pimp also known as Tai Saitarn (same name as a Thai actress) was arrested at a bungalow resort in a police sting operation.
He was seized after arranging three prostitutes for undercover agents. Mr Saitarn tried to charge 1,500 baht for each of the girls, police said.
He denied all charges at first, saying that he was merely asked by the girls to take them to the resort. He finally confessed after the marked 1,000 baht bills used by the agents were found in his wallet, according to a report in Khaosod.
One of the girls, a 14-year-old, got very upset by the police presence and locked herself in the bathroom. It took them a while to persuade her to come out.
A 15 year-old and a 19 year-old were also found in two other rooms. All of them come from the same village in the district.
Mr Saitarn said that he had supplied only girls aged 13 or older girls to regular clients on a part-time basis. The girls would receive 1,000 baht for each client while he would pocket 500 baht as a finder's fee. The money would be spent on drugs and on his lover. All girls sold themselves voluntarily for money, he added, according to the report.
The three girls admitted they had sold themselves for sex several times as they wanted money to buy fashion accessories and cellphones.
Mr Saitarn has been charged with pimping minors. The girls will be placed in a rehabilitation programme and their parents contacted.
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