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Thai man receives life in prison for raping his 8-year-old daughter

by Worapon Tingchin
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Thai man receives life in prison for raping his 8-year-old daughter
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A Thai man, whose name has been withheld, has received four 20-year prison sentences, upgraded to life imprisonment, for multiple sexual abuse crimes against his young daughter.

This particular case has a bizarre twist. His wife, the mother of the young victim, is also facing charges for allegedly murdering her father and slicing off his genitals.

The Criminal Court heard the trial for the rape case in Bangkok following the 30-year-old Thai man’s arrest on July 12th last year.

The court heard how the man had forcibly raped his young daughter using intimidation and force. He told her that he would kill her mother if the young girl told anyone about the sexual assault.

According to testimonies in the courtroom, the man had raped his daughter in April 2017, and also in June 2017 and September 2018.

The offenses happened at home in the Thung Song Hong subdistrict in Laksi, Nonthaburi.

The man protested his innocence throughout the proceedings, pleading not guilty on all charges. However, the verdict found him guilty on four counts.

Each guilty verdict carried a prison sentence of 20 years, totaling 80 years in jail. However, the court upgraded the conviction to life in prison.

During the hearing, the court also heard that the man’s wife, a 29-year-old Thai woman, was arrested on June 16th of this year for allegedly murdering her father.

She is facing charges of murder and is accused of using a knife to kill her 58-year-old father and cut off his genitals at his home in the Thung Song Hong area.

When arrested, she told police that she was stressed due to her husband raping their young daughter and that her father had physically abused her as a child.

Her case remains under investigation.

Source: Bangkok Post