Chinese man held for Pattaya rape, blackmail

Chinese man held for Pattaya rape, blackmail

Police arrest Li Weibin, 26, for alleged rape and blackmail in Pattaya, Chon Buri, on Tuesday night. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
Police arrest Li Weibin, 26, for alleged rape and blackmail in Pattaya, Chon Buri, on Tuesday night. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

PATTAYA - Police arrested a 26-year-old Chinese man at a condominium on Tuesday night for the alleged rape and blackmail of a compatriot businesswoman.

Li Weibin was detained at his room in Centric Sea condominium on Pattaya Sai 2 Road in a sting operation about 9.30pm. 

Pattaya police chief Pol Col Apichai Krobphet said Mr Li had recorded himself having sexual intercourse with a Chinese businesswoman and used the video to demand 50,000 baht from her.

The woman earlier told police that she arrived in Pattaya on business and got to know Mr Li. He later raped her, recorded the act and used the clip to extort money from her for several times. The last demand for 50,000 baht was the last straw and she decided to seek police help.

Police prepared 50,000 baht in cash and photocopied all the banknotes before using it to lure Mr Li and make the arrest, Pol Col Apichai said.


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