An English teacher was arrested in Bangkok's Watthana district yesterday and charged with having sex with a minor and recording the acts, according to the police yesterday.
Luke Nathanael Rockwell, an English teacher from the United States and popular TikTok star with over 1.3 million followers, was arrested near Phra Khanong Canal yesterday.
He acknowledged the charges against him and was handed over to Khlong Tan police station, police said.
His arrested followed a complaint filed by the mother of a 16-year-old girl with the police's Women and Children's Welfare division.
According to the complaint, the suspect and the victim had known each other for about five months, and the suspect has a recording of their sexual encounter.
Police launched an investigation and asked the Southern Bangkok Criminal Court to approve a warrant for his arrest.