SUPHAN BURI — A taxi driver who stands accused of raping a Brazilian woman Wednesday was revealed to have been convicted of rape twice before, police say.
Korat native Kamkooncharoen Konchaturat was arrested and charged with rape and confinement Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly raped a 23-year-old Brazilian woman he picked up from Don Muang Airport on Tuesday.
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Kamkooncharoen, 44, was found to have been convicted of rape in 2008 and again in 2013. His victims were a Thai woman and a Burmese woman respectively, according to Capt. Somkiat Srisangwan.
The Brazilian national hailed Kamkooncharoen’s yellow-green taxi from Don Mueang Airport and asked him to take her to Thonglor. However, Kamkooncharoen took detours and took her to Nakhon Pathom instead, where he allegedly beat and assaulted the woman before fleeing.