A 43-year-old man was taken into custody on Wednesday, where he has admitted to raping his 5-year-old niece in the latest of a series of sexual assaults happening in Thailand over the last few weeks.
The arrest happened following a complaint by the girl’s 26-year-old mother, who told police that her mother’s younger brother had raped her daughter.
Local police questioned the man after he surrendered himself to officials at Khan Dong Police Station, where he admitted to committing the act.
He told police that he had called the young girl to play at his house at around 11 am on Monday morning. He then brought her to his bedroom, where he proceeded to strip her naked and rape her.
He informed police that the 5-year-old girl screamed in pain while the assault was happening. He stopped after 10 minutes.
He claimed he was lonely since his wife of 10 years had left him and that he drank often and heavily. When he saw his niece, he became aroused, which led to the assault.
After the rape, the young girl ran to her grandmother screaming and covered in blood, telling her what had happened.
The grandmother took the girl to the hospital, where it was confirmed that she had been raped. After confirmation, the mother filed a complaint.
The man has been charged on four counts; sexual abuse of a minor under 13 years old, performing an obscene act on a girl under 15 years old, taking a girl under 15 years old for an indecent act, and depriving a girl under 15 years old of parental care.
The man will appear in court today, where police will request the denial of bail.
Source: Bangkok Post