A young Danish tourist reported to police she was raped on September 27 by a Thai man who claimed to be a motorcycle-taxi rider in Pattaya area, according to Banglamung police records.
Accounts of the alleged crime committed by a Thai man aged between 25-30, including police sketch of his face, had first been circulated on Facebook.
Huay Yai Police in Chonburi’s Banglamung district later admitted that the crime was reported to them on September 27 evening but was not reported by the media until September 29.
According to statement given to police by the victim, the Danish woman went alone to look at a plot of land in Na Chomthien of Chonburi’s Sattahip district in late afternoon of September 27.
On her way back on foot to the main road, she was approached by a Thai man on motorcycle who offered to give her a ride back to Pattaya for a fee.
The man instead took her to a secluded cassava-growing area in Huay Yai subdistrict of Banglamung district and raped her. The reported crime took place around 6 pm.
Police gathered forensic evidence, including hair and a piece of clothing of the alleged rapist from the crime scene. They are now looking to arrest some suspects for questioning.