Italian man who allegedly showed off his genitals to children in Pattaya arrested while trying to flee Thailand

Pattaya —

A foreign man who was accused of flashing his genitalia at kids in Pattaya was nabbed by police and immigration while attempting to flee Thailand.

The suspect was an Italian national aged 49 years-old. His name was withheld by police pending an investigation. He was first caught by Mr. Prateep Thongkam, a 34-year-old father of young daughters and a son, who said he had witnessed the suspect flashing and masturbating in front of his kids while they were riding in the bed of his pickup.

Prateep told The Pattaya News he recorded the indecent scene via his phone. The video clearly showed the suspect grabbing and flashing his genitalia while riding a motorbike after Prateep’s truck. Five children including his four girls and young son were on his truck’s bed, unaware of the raunchy suspect, the father stated. The suspect drove away after finishing.

The victim decided to file a report at the Banglamung police station on December 24th. He asked the police to arrest the suspect to set an example for society.

And according to the latest report, Chonburi immigration and police were able to quickly apprehend the suspect while he was trying to board an outbound flight from Thailand at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 12:30 PM on December 25th. The suspect was taken to the Banglamung police station.

Having stayed in Thailand since September 29th, 2022, on a non-immigrant visa, the 49-year-old suspect rented an apartment in the Nongprue subdistrict near Raiwanasin Market, according to police. The suspect admitted to the allegation of acting indecently in public and paid a fine of 3,000 baht before being released. The police told The Pattaya News they would document the suspect and revoke his visa if he re-entered the country and committed the same act again.

The suspect refused to give any statement to the press.

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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.