The director of a primary school in northeastern province Petchabun has been arrested and then released on bail following accusations of molesting a 13-year-old girl after a video went viral on social media.
The man, who has been identified as 59-year-old Narongwit Phakham, was exposed following a widely circulated video that showed him performing obscene acts on a young girl during school hours.
The video was uploaded to the Facebook page “Red Skull Society” and showed a recording of the suspect with a schoolgirl in his office.
Shortly after the video was released, the police issued a warrant for the man’s arrest. He surrendered himself to the police after learning about the warrant.
Mr. Narongwit was charged with performing an obscene act on a minor. However, he denied the charge and was allowed to be released on bail following questioning by the police.
The Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) has ordered a full investigation into the incident.
If he is found guilty, the man will face a jail sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
Source: Bangkok Post