PATTAYA – April12, 2012 [PDN]; At 18.00 , Pol. Maj. Col. Somchai Suntavanick, Director of Huai-Yai Police Station, Pol. Lt. Col. Paksuwat Chomthanom, Investigations Inspector at Huai-Yai Police Station, along with Pol. Maj. Col.(female) Kingkaeo Charernpitak, Inspector of CWCP P2 and Police Officers arrested Mr. Sittichai Soimalee, 35 years of age, residing at 128/3 Moo 12, Tambon Huai-Yai, Amphur Banglamung, who was a suspect in a rape case. Miss A (alias) 20 years of age, identified the suspect Mr. Sittichai Soimalee to the Police Officers.
Recently, the Paveena Foundation for Children and Women had received a report from some villagers that Miss A, who suffers from mental illness, was being raped by her uncle, Mr. Sittichai for approximately 10 years. It was also stated that the sexual abuse had commenced when she was in school at grade 4. The foundation forwarded the information to CWPC P2 for them to investigate. CWPC P2 found that there were some evidence to back up the report and coordinated with Huai-Yai Police Station to arrest Mr. Sittichai at his residence.
Upon questioning Mrs. Kae (alias) 36 years of age, the mother of Miss A, stated that in 2002 ,she had taken her 10 year old daughter to her mother’s residence in Huai-Yai, so that her mother could look after her, whilst she set up home with her new husband. She further stated that she visited her daughter quite often. She discovered that some of the local villagers had reported to the Paveena Foundation that her daughter was being systematically raped by her Uncle for over 10 years. At first Mrs. Kae, did not believe the story, so she asked her daughter what had happened. Her daughter stated that she had no courage to tell anyone because her uncle had threatened to kill her. Mrs. Kae declared that she could not believe that her brother was that evil and depraved to rape his own niece.
Mr. Sittichai confessed that he had, had sexual intercourse with his niece, but it was not non-consensual and he did it just once, he had not been raping her over the last 10 years. The police were not convinced of his version of events and detained him to continue their investigation. Upon arriving at the Police station, Mr. Sittichai was drug tested and it was discovered that the test was positive as the urine sample turned the color purple. The Police Officers arrested him for alleged Sexual Intercourse with a Minor, Incest and Drug Abuse, the investigation is ongoing.