Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Taxi Driver Rapes Foreign English Teacher

Photo Courtesy of Thairath

SAMUI – Police arrested a taxi driver who raped an English teacher from the UK. The victim identified the man but the driver has denied all allegations.

Mr. Chokchai Sompong, a taxi driver on Samui Island was taken into custody for raping a female foreigner, also an English teacher on the island. The victim confirmed that the man was the rapist.

She recalled getting into a taxi outside a night club in Samui back to her apartment. During the ride, she fell asleep because she was really drunk. She woke up again in someone else’s room and was suddenly punched three times in the stomach by, then violently raped.

The taxi driver dropped her off on Lamai beach and took 2,000 baht from her wallet while she was still unconscious. The driver denied the rape allegations and police are testing DNA to verify the truth, though they are fairly certain that Mr. Sompong is the rapist.

Courtesy of Thairath

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak