Two Thai Men Arrested for Allegedly Raping British Tourist

KANCHANABURI — Police say two men are under arrest for raping a 19-year-old female British tourist in western Thailand earlier this week.

The sexual assault took place in Kanchanburi province on 26 May, said Pol.Maj.Gen. Kamolsanti Klanbut, commander of the provincial police force. The victim has already returned to her home country, he said.

Rumor about the alleged rape spread across the province, a popular tourist destination, and was reported by a number of media agencies yesterday.

"The foreign tourist was indeed lured and raped by a group of teenagers as the media has reported," Pol.Maj.Gen. Kamolsanti said today, adding that the suspects took advantage of her while she was intoxicated. 

Pol.Maj.Gen. Kamolsanti said two men have been identified as the perpetrators and are under arrest. He told reporters that police tracked down the suspects using CCTV footage from the area.

"The arrested suspects confessed to the accusation. Officers are prosecuting them in accordance with the laws," Pol.Maj.Gen. Kamolsanti said.  

 
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