Mr. Banpot Saardeam, age 34 was arrested by Cha-am police, in Petchburi province after he raped, beat up and burglarised a female Swiss tourist age 65 on April 16, 2012. The incident took at night in a house in Cha-am. The severely injured tourist was admitted to Hua Hin hospital.
The suspect a construction labourer worked in the village where the victim stayed. He said he knew the Swiss tourists daily routines.
Before incident, the suspect got drunk and planned to burglarise her house. He was carrying a fake gun.
The Swiss woman saw the suspect who started to threaten her. The victim resisted and the suspect used the fake gun to hit her in the face and on the head several times. Thereafter he tied her up with a motorcycle inner rubber tube.
As he searched the property the victim’s torn clothes made him sexually aroused and raped the victim.
The Chairman of the Lawyers Association came to visit the victim in the hospital. He said that will assist the victim if the victim wants a lawyer. The Swiss tourist, the rape victim said the offer made her happy.