UDON THANI – January 12, 2012 [PDN]; a bus driver was arrested by police for the suspected rape of an underage girl in the bus toilet. The suspect was identified as Mr. Kriangsak Jamsaidee, 34 years old, who is the second driver of the air-conditioned Nonkhai-Bangkok bus.
He is charged with raping a girl under 13 years old girl who was not his wife, regardless of whether it was with or without her consent. The incident reportedly occurred while the suspect had parked the bus to wait to pick passengers at the Route 1 bus terminal in Mharkkhang, Udon Thani.
On July 31, the sexual assault was reported at the Muang Udon police station by the girl’s mother, who came with her 7-year-old daughter. She reported that her daughter was raped by Mr. Kriangsak in the bus toilet, and he had escaped.
When questioned by police, Mr.Kriangsak denied raping the girl, and claimed that he just went into the toilet with her. The suspect refused to answer any more questions from police and said he would only testify in court.