Phakphum, left, is caught at a resort in Nakhon Ratchasima's Sikhiu district for duping five schoolboys to provide sex to male customers. All boys were rescued. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A man has been arrested at a resort for allegedly procuring five 14-year-old schoolboys to provide sex services for male customers.
Identified only as "Phakphum", he was taken into custody by police on Thursday evening.
Five schoolboys, all aged 14 years, were also taken into protective custody.
During interrogation, Mr Phakphum allegedly admitted he had persuaded the boys to provide sex services for male customers for money. Customers paid the boys 2,000 baht a time. He kept 50% of it.
The suspect said he spent some of the money buying sex from boys. He admitted he was infected with HIV and was being treated, police said.
Mr Phakphum will face human trafficking charges. The five boys were now back in the care of their parents.
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custody : the state of being in prison or under police control, especially while waiting for trial - การกักขัง, การคุมขัง
human trafficking : the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others (Source: Wikipedia) - การค้ามนุษย์
infected : having a disease transmitted from someone else - ซึ่งติดเชื้อ
interrogation : asking someone a lot of questions in order to get information - การสอบถาม, การซักถาม
procure : to provide a prostitute for somebody -
protective : providing or intended to provide protection - ซึ่งปกป้อง
suspect : a person who is thought to have committed a crime - ผู้ต้องสงสัย