The Bangkok Criminal Court adjudicated on the 1st March 2011, at 12.46 pm a Swedish pedophile guilty of having sex with a boy named C[Alias], aged 13. He was sentence for 4 years for an offense under criminal law, Section 277.
The Swedish national was along with two other foreigners arrested and remanded in custody in May 2009.
According pm, Police Colonel Suwitpol Imjairat, Deputy Commissioner of CWD [the Children, Juvenile and Women Division of the Crime Suppression Division of the Central Investigation Bureau] and his team announced the arrest of three men, charged with molesting children under the age of 15.
The suspects were arrested at house no. 404/118 Moo. 12, house no. 433/919 and house no. 20/150 all located in Moo. 12 Nongprue, Banglamung.
The arrests were part of a joint investigation, codenamed “Snapper”, carried out by the Royal Thai police and the Scandinavian and European authorities.
The police said the suspects had been under surveillance since April 2009. They had abused a total of 7 boy victims [all under 15] before an arrest warrant was requested from the Pattaya court. Police also said they had evidence to arrest another 7 suspects, mostly of Swedish nationality, and a Thai man who procured the young boys. Two suspects have managed to escape from Thailand. One tourist and the Thai man named “Pan” [real name unknown] are being hunted by the police.