Seven people, including five teachers, have been accused of the repeated rape of a young female student at a public school in Mukdahan province.
The sexual assaults, which have been going on since March of last year, were reported to police only last Sunday by the student’s grandmother because she had just recently learned about the abuse.
Five teachers who currently work at the public school and two alumni are accused of raping the 14-year-old girl repeatedly over the past year and recording videos of the assault.
Upon learning about the acts, the young girls’ grandmother informed police that five teachers and two other men had sexually assaulted her granddaughter at various locations inside of the school including at the teacher’s living quarters.
The young girl was threatened with being made to repeat classes if she didn’t have sex with the seven men according to the statement made by her grandmother. She was terrified to tell anyone about the assaults until recently.
Police at Phueng Daed immediately obtained arrest warrants for all seven men with charges including the sexual abuse of a minor and deprivation of parental care.
All suspects surrendered to the police upon learning about the warrants and were taken to court where they were granted a release on bail of 200,000 baht each pending a full investigation.
The five teachers have been removed from the school premises and transferred to office desk jobs while the investigation is ongoing.
Since the investigation became public, a second girl at the same school has also accused the same seven men of sexual assault. The 16-year-old girl will file an official complaint which will also be considered during the investigation.
Source: Bangkok Post