American expat arrested in Chiang Mai, accused of sexually assaulting Thai children coming home from school

Police in Chiang mai have arrested a 75 year old American pensioner who groped and sexually assaulted a Thai child on her way home from a well known school in Chiang Mai. 

The man had been wanted on a warrant issued in September after an incident outside a school on August 7th. 

Police say he is responsible for many more assaults on children. 

The American was arrested yesterday as he attempted to board a bus to Mae Hong Sorn at the Khamthiang Plaza, downtown in the northern Thai city. 

The warrant was for the forceful molestation of a child under the age of 15. 

Sanook said that the modus operandi of the American was to go to a school during afternoon closing time when children were waiting at the gates for their parents to take them home. 

He would grab children’s breasts and rub their sex organs. One girl was left petrified as the American melted into the crowd and got away. 

The parents took their daughter to the police to file a report and the Chang Pheuak police and Department of Special Investigation gathered evidence that led to a warrant being issued on September 12th. 

The media reported that the suspect admitted the latest offence. 

Police say he has committed such crimes many times. When his victims kicked up a fuss he would calm them down then move onto the next one. 

Source: Sanook and Thai Visa

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