UPDATE: Female Russian tourist testifies against 37-year-old suspect who allegedly assaulted her, suspect back in custody

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Nong Prue sub-district, Bang Lamung, Chonburi —

A female Russian tourist who was reportedly brutally assaulted on May 18th testified against a 37-year-old suspect while police filed additional charges.

Our previous story:

Police released a prime 37-year-old male suspect in a brutal assault on a Russian female tourist yesterday because the victim could not provide positive testimony.

Updated story:

Pol. Col. Sorot Iamsaard recently gave the latest update on the horrifying assault on a Russian tourist today, May 23rd. According to the officer, Ms. Elena (last name withheld) had provided positive testimony and the identification of her attacker, saying that while she was jogging on the night of May 18th at the Mabprachan reservior, the 37-year-old suspect, Kantheepob Thanachotsomboon, approached her from behind and tried to drag her into the woods to sexually abuse her.

However, the victim fought back and smashed the suspect’s face with a hard object before running away and calling for help.

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The suspect was summoned to the police station today to hear additional charges of assaulting others physically and mentally, sexually abuse, and false imprisonment. The suspect reportedly conceded to only a physical assault charge but denied all others. He is currently in police custody and is awaiting an imprisonment warrant at the Pattaya Provincial Court.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.