Bangkok police nab alleged serial rapist targeting schoolgirls

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Police in Bangkok apprehended a 40 12 months outdated man, identified by the alias Toey Bang Pho, who’s accused of being a serial rapist targeting younger ladies in faculty uniforms. Toy, just lately launched from jail, allegedly resumed his legal actions, resulting in his seize right now, February 28, in a condominium elevator within the Tao Poon space.

The arrest was a mixed effort by high-ranking officers, together with Police Lieutenant Basic Thiti Saengsawang, Police Main Basic Nopasil Poolwasdi, Police Main Basic Theeradej Thammasuthi, and the Metropolitan Police Bureau’s investigative crew. Toy was needed beneath a South Bangkok Legal Court docket warrant for prices together with house invasion and sexually assaulting a baby beneath 13 years of age, no matter consent.

Toey’s disturbing sample of preying on schoolgirls has been unveiled, with at the very least 4 identified victims and several other extra too frightened to return ahead. His legal file stretches again to September 7, 2018, when he was first apprehended for assaulting greater than two schoolgirls. His modus operandi concerned monitoring the women, providing them rides pretending to be a service car, after which assaulting them in secluded areas, reported KhaoSod.

After serving a jail sentence for earlier offences, Toey was launched and shortly after dedicated one other assault on October 30, 2023. He focused a 12 12 months outdated woman, waited for her on the hearth escape of her Sathorn residence, adopted her house, and attacked her as quickly as she unlocked her door. The assault was interrupted when the woman’s relative arrived house and heard her cries for assist.

The police investigation revealed Toey’s historical past of sexual offences, with three prior instances on file: one in 2017 in Nonthaburi for rape, one other in 2018 at Sam Sen Police Station involving a 16 12 months outdated feminine sufferer, and the newest case. Analysts have categorised Toey as a serial offender, posing a big menace to society.

Proof suggests Toey used his job as a driver to hunt for victims throughout work hours or in his free time. After studying he had fled to his girlfriend’s condominium in Tao Poon, the police obtained a search warrant. Toey was not within the condominium after they arrived however the police staked out the elevator space and efficiently apprehended him.

Throughout interrogation, Toey denied the allegations, claiming he was a former civil servant with a choice for youthful people, and insisted that every one his earlier victims had consented. He accused among the youngsters of being extra sinister than they appeared, alleging they fabricated tales to get him into bother. Following his arrest, Toey was handed over to the Thung Mahamek Police Station for authorized proceedings.

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