CHIANG MAI: Police have arrested a couple in their 30s for having sex in public places and charging people to view the videos online.
Pol Lt Gen Piya Tavichai, commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 5, said on Tuesday police acted after a complaint that Satchukorn Sinrungruangsuk, 35, and Pichapat Pintasen, 37, had sex in front of a highway office on the Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road in tambon Yang Nerng of Saraphi district.
The road is a popular scenic route lined with large yang (resin) trees.
Pol Lt Gen Piya said the couple had public sex there in May, videoed their activity and posted it online in June.
They had about 70 sex videos in total and disseminated them on OnlyFans and Fansly websites, charging people to watch them. They were known by the names "Thaipornhuber" and "Khwan_tphb", he said.
"They made their video clips at places in Chiang Mai, including hotels, on roadsides and in roadside shelters. They focused on having sex in public places," Pol Lt Gen Piya said. They also did role-playing in the videos.
The couple had earned 50,000-60,000 baht a month, he said.
Police seized from them a notebook computer, two hard disk drives, a mobile phone, 20 sets of clothing and 15 bank books as evidence.
He said they were liable to a jail term of up to three years and/or fine of 60,000 baht for making pornographic content, and a jail term of up to five years and/or fine of 100,000 baht for uploading pornography into a computer system.
Their arrest came two weeks after the apprehension of a younger couple who had also cashed in on making videos of their sexual activities available to subscribers on the OnlyFans website.
Suthanya Nakhonjinda, 19, and her boyfriend Korakot Sarirat, 20, were arrested at a hotel in Samut Prakan province on the night of Sept 20. Police said they had launched their sex business in June and had earned at least 500,000 baht since then.