Cabbie arrested for masturbating during airport trip

Cabbie arrested for masturbating during airport trip

A police officer charges a taxi driver with committing a lewd act in public after he masturbated while driving a foreign woman to Suvarnabhumi airport. (Photo by Suthiwit Chayutworakan)
A police officer charges a taxi driver with committing a lewd act in public after he masturbated while driving a foreign woman to Suvarnabhumi airport. (Photo by Suthiwit Chayutworakan)

A taxi driver has been charged with sexually offending a woman tourist by masturbating while taking her to Suvarnabhumi airport.

Taylor Raebain, the 26-year-old American passenger, called police after she arrived at the airport around 2.30 am on Wednesday, saying the driver had masturbated almost all the time on their way to Suvarnabhumi, according to the officers.

She had been picked up at Ibis Style Hotel in Khao San area.

Tourist police made an immediate search for the driver, and found him at a passenger drop-off area at the airport.

The driver, identified as Prasit Charoenphan, 45, confessed to the lewd act. He told police he was sexually aroused after seeing the foreign woman, but was not aware his masturbating was noticeable.


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