Pattaya, February 25, 2012 [PDN]; The Center for the Protection of Children, Youth and Women and police was notified by the Child Protection & Development Center in Chonburi about a foreigner abusing a child in a parked passenger car in Soi Phratamnak 4 , Moo 12, Nongprue, Banglamung. Chonburi province.
Pattaya police arrived at the location and found Mr. Norman Wallis, age 79 in flagrante with a 13-year-old inside a Toyota Vios, registration KorSor (กษ) 4277 Chonburi.
Upon interrogation Mr. Wallis said that he arrived in Pattaya 2 months ago and was told by his gay friends told him that he could buy a child prostitute just for 700 THB.Later he met the boy nickname “A” at a parking lot.
The suspect and the child they drove to Phratamnak hill and parked the Toyota Vios in an isolated area, where the sexual intercourse took place.
Mr. Wallis said that he did not know that buying a child prostitute was against the Thai law.
The police searched his room but did not anything illegal.
Mr. Wallis was arrested and charged with child molestation.He is detained at the Pattaya police station and will prosecuted according to the Thai law.