The two Danish 19-year-old men who were arrested in Chiang Mai, charged of raping a 23-year-old Dutch tourist have now been cleared of all charges and the case has been dropped due to insufficient evidence.
The incident was first reported to police on February 25 by the 23-year-old victim, a Dutch tourist, who came to the police station that morning at 8 a.m., said Pol. Lt. Col. Saipin Tijjarat, the detective officer of Muang Chiang Mai provincial police.
The police arrested the two Danes while they were floating on a raft in the stream to see the scenery in Mawang, Chiang Mai. The men were arrested and taken to the police station, where they denied the accusations.
On February 28, the court decided to release the young Danes on bail, but their passports were confiscated and they could not leave the country.
Pol. Lt. Col. Saipin Tijjarat confirms to ScandAsia that the charges were quietly dropped in April and that the two Danes are free to leave and enter Thailand as they please. She adds that the two Danes are most likely back in Denmark.
Additional reporting by Wachiraporn Janrut