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Police catch novice monk who filmed gang rape

A man is arrested in Phitsanulok for forcing his 19-year-old girlfriend into group sex and selling her videos for customers via Twitter and Line. He was a Buddhist monk when the arrest took place. Photo by Chinnawat Singha

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A man in Phitsanulok was arrested and charged on Tuesday with forcing a 19-year-old girl to take part in "swinging" parties and selling videos of her on Twitter and the Line app.

He was caught while living on the run as a novice Buddhist monk.

The father of the girl filed a complaint on Sept 18 with police that his daughter was raped, held captive and physically assaulted by Natthaphat Charurerk.

Mr Natthaphat, 21, was also accused of organising for the victim to be gang raped and recording the crime with his mobile phone. He allegedly published and advertised images and clips of the rape on Twitter and Line to make money. The suspect offered a 600-baht subscription for online users to join his group.

Police said Mr Natthaphat had forced the victim into joining swinging parties many times in the Phichit, Phetchabun and Phitsanulok provinces.

Police said the suspect had a romantic relationship with the victim for a year before recording their sexual activities.

Mr Natthaphat has been charged with forcing a person to provide sex services and violating the Computer Crime Act. He could also face a human trafficking charge.

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assaulted : attacked by someone violently - ถูกทำร้ายร่างกาย

captive : kept as a prisoner or in a confined space - ไม่สามารถหนีได้

gang rape : when a woman is raped by many men at the same time -

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

novice : someone who has entered a religious community but is not yet a full member - สามเณร

on the run : running away from something , such as the police -

publish : to make something available to the public through books, magazines, the Internet, etc. - เผยแพร่, จัดพิมพ์

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

romantic (adj): connected or concerned with love or a relationship - เกี่ยวกับเรื่องรักใคร่และการผจญภัย

subscription : an amount of money that you pay regularly to receive a product or service or to be a member of an organization - การบอกรับเป็นสมาชิก

swinger : a person who has sex with many different people -

violate : to do something that is against a law, rule or agreement - ฝ่าฝืน, ละเมิด


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