A BRITISH backpacker who landed her dream job as a trainer on a Thai island was allegedly raped by a person she met on Tinder.
The lady, 29, was travelling round Thailand as a vacationer earlier than beginning to search for work – and was employed at a language college.
Following a dramatic police chase on Tuesday afternoon, the suspect was arrested by cops in Thailand[/caption]
Police confirmed by way of phone that the person had been arrested and was being held in custody on suspicion of rape[/caption]
However as she celebrated her new submit, the lady used Tinder to rearrange a seaside date with a 36-year-old Frenchman on the island of Phuket final Monday, September 7.
The person is alleged to have taken the lady again to his resort room the place she says he brutally raped her thrice.
Nonetheless, the suspect was arrested on Tuesday afternoon following a dramatic police chase.
In the present day, police confirmed by way of phone that the person had been arrested and was being held in custody on suspicion of the “rape of an individual over 15 years outdated by use of menace or pressure.”
Investigating officer Police Lieutenant Colonel Chompunoot Anantayakul, of Patong police station, stated: “The suspect was married to a Thai lady however they divorced.
“He had misplaced his job due to the pandemic. He met the alleged sufferer on a relationship app they usually went to his room.
“She stated that he raped her thrice through the use of pressure and she or he had marks on her wrist that got here from the alleged assault.”
Following the ordeal, the alleged sufferer contacted the British Embassy on September eight and was taken to hospital for medical checks.
She had additionally allegedly suffered accidents on her wrist in the course of the alleged rape.
A police grievance was lodged on Friday, September 11, and officers issued an arrest warrant and started looking for the suspect.
Police traced the person, who was discovered driving a white Nissan Juke on yesterday afternoon, earlier than giving chase and radioing for a highway block to be put in place.
The suspect was hauled out of the automotive and arrested in handcuffs.
Police traced the person, who was discovered driving a white Nissan Juke on Tuesday afternoon[/caption]
He allegedly admitted having intercourse with the British lady however denies raping her.
He has now been remanded in custody whereas the investigation proceeds.
Lieutenant Colonel Chompunoot Anantayakul stated: “This can be a critical case and we’re gathering the entire proof out there, together with from CCTV cameras and from the suspect’s cellphone.
“The sufferer was travelling and got here to Thailand as a vacationer earlier than on the lookout for a job as a trainer. She lastly discovered one in Nakhon Sawan province within the north.
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“We’ve got an obligation to maintain each vacationer in Thailand and we’ll make sure that the case proceeds accurately.”
The information comes after two Brit youngsters had been gang raped in Italy.
The 2 ladies, aged 15 and who can’t be named for authorized causes, had been focused by an eight-strong gang who gatecrashed a birthday celebration at a luxurious villa.