Two separate arrests have been made in Uthai Thani and Samut Prakan relating to fathers sexually abusing their daughters. The arrests followed information from CyberTipline Report and a former Miss Thailand.
The first case related to a 36-year-old Thai man in Uthai Thani who had repeatedly raped his 12-year-old daughter and shared clips of the abuse on Twitter multiple times.
Police in Thailand were alerted to the abuse by the American-based whistleblowing website, CyberTipline, which discovered cases of child pornography being posted on Twitter from an account in Thailand.
They provided Thai police with the suspect’s phone number, which was used to track the abuser who turned out to be a village headman in Ban Rai’s Muang Ka Rung subdistrict called “Noo.”
Upon arrest, police discovered two mobile phones with clips of the man raping his daughter.
The second case followed a complaint filed by former Miss Thailand, Panadda Wongphudee, who informed police that a 42-year-old man was sexually abusing his two teenage daughters.
Ms. Wongphudee, who founded the Goddess Foundation, brought the two sisters, aged 14 and 15, to the police station where they filed a report against their father.
The girls told police that their father worked as a janitor at an international school in the Samut Prakan area and had separated from their mother many years ago.
He remarried and had two more children; however, when the girls were around 12 years old, he began touching them inappropriately.
The girls had sought help from neighbors, leading to people working for the good samaritan network reaching out to the Goddess Foundation, eventually leading to a complaint being filed with the police.
The two sisters are scheduled for an examination, and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of their father.
Recently, a petition was submitted to the government calling for stricter punishments for convicted rapists, including chemical castration following a string of high-profile sexual abuse cases.