Long-hunted Thai vegetable vendor arrested for child molestation


Picture courtesy of KhaoSod

A 63 year old vegetable vendor was arrested today in the bustling market of Rayong, after evading justice for six years. The man was apprehended by a police team led by Police Lieutenant Colonel Phadet Ngam Lamom and Police Lieutenant Colonel Burin Kapitta.

The arrest was executed under a warrant issued by the Loei Provincial Court in 2017, on charges of child molestation.

Saengiam’s saga dates back to 2016 when he moved to his new wife’s house in Chiang Khlom, Loei. Here, two young girls, 10 years old A (pseudonym), and 11 year old B (pseudonym), regularly visited to play, as they were relatives of his wife. Trust was built over time as Saengiam regularly treated the girls with sweets. Their parents, along with his wife, were unsuspecting of his ulterior motives, reported KhaoSod.

However, one fateful day when his wife was…

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