Sex with Children is a Crime

CONVICTION OF FOREIGN CHILD ABUSERS

A British man was sentenced in September 1999 by the Pathumthani Court to 12 years imprisonment for molesting a 6 years old girl who studied music with him. The penalty was reduced to 6 years because the man confessed.

A French man was sentenced in October 1999 by the Chonburi court to 4 years imprisonment and fined 10,000 baht for taking away a 15 year old boy from his parents and abusing him.

A Swiss man was sentenced in January 2000 by the the Chonburi court to 4 years imprisonment and fined 10,000 baht for abusing a 12 years old boy.

A Swedish man was sentenced in March 2000 by the Prachuap court to 4 years imprisonment for abusing a 12 year old boy.

A French man was sentenced in October 2000 by a Paris court, France to 7 years imprisonment for abusing a 12 year old Thai girl.

A Canadian man was sentenced in January 2001 by the Chonburi court to 8 years imprisonment for taking away a 10 year old boy from his parents and abusing him.

A British man was sentenced in December 2001 by the Chonburi court to 14 years imprisonment for raping two girls age 12 and 13 years.

A French man was sentenced in December 2001 to 2 years imprisonment for abusing two girls age 10 and 11 years.

CONVICTION OF TRAFFICKERS AND PROCURERS FOR PROSTITUTION

A 38 year old Thai man and a 31 year old Thai woman were sentenced in April 1999 by the Rayong court to 13 years and 7 years imprisonment respectively for trafficking a 14 year old Chinese girl for prostitution in Thailand.

A 21 year old Thai man was sentenced by the Ratchada criminal court to 15 years imprisonment for luring and detaining a 19 year old woman, forcing her into prostitution.

A Thai man and a Thai woman were sentenced in March 2000 to 9 years imprisonment each for operating a brothel with children for prostitution and for luring, procuring and abducting persons into prostitution.

A Thai woman was sentenced in December 2000 by the Ratchada criminal court to a total of 34 years imprisonment for taking away a girl under the age of 15 years from her parents for indecent acts, and forcing her into prostitution.

Two Thai men, 45 and 36 years old, were both sentenced by the South Bangkok criminal court to 5 years and 4 months imprisonment for procuring a 17 year old girl for prostitution.

A Thai woman was sentenced in July by the Ratchada criminal court to 20 years imprisonment for arranging two girls, 9 and 11 years old, to satisfy the sexual desire of others.

PENALTY FOR OFFENCES RELATED TO SEXUALITY

Whoever has sexual intercourse with a girl not yet over 15 years of age, with or without consent, shall be punished with imprisonment of 4-20 years and a fine of 8,000-40,000 baht. If the commission of the above offence is committed against a girl not yet 13 years of age, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment of 7-20 years and a fine of 10,000-40,000 baht or imprisonment for life. [Penal Code section 277]
Whoever commits an indecent act on a child not yet over 15 years of age, whether such child shall consent or not, shall be punished with imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or with a fine not exceeding 20,000 baht or both. [Penal Code section 79]

Whoever for sexual gratification of another person procures, lures or traffics a man or woman for an indecent sexual purpose, even with his or her consent, shall be punished with imprisonment of 1-10 years and a fine of 2,000-20,000 baht.
If the commission of the offence is committed against a person over 15 years but not yet 18 years of age, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment of 3-15 years and a fine of 6,000-30,000 baht. If it is committed against a person not yet over 15 years of age, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment of 5-20 years and a fine of 10,000-40,000 baht.
Whoever for sexual gratification of another person receives the person who was procured, lured or trafficked as provided above, or aids abets in the commission of such offence, shall be punished with the punishment accordingly provided above as the case may be. [Penal Code amendment Act (no. 14) B.E. 2540 (1997) section 283]

Whoever procures, seduces traffics away another person to commit an act of prostitution, even with consent of such person, irrespective of whether the various acts which constitute the offence are committed inside or outside the kingdom, shall be punished with imprisonment of 1-10 years and a fine of 100,000-300,000 baht.
If the offence is committed against a person over 15 years but not yet 18 years of age, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment of 10-20 years and a fine of 20,000-300,000 baht.
If the offence is committed against a child not over 15 years of age, the offender shall be punished with imprisonment of 10-20 years and a fine of 200,000-400,000 baht. [Prostitution Prevention and Suppression Act B.E. 2539 (1996) section 9]

In committing an offence concerning the trafficking in women and children, buying, selling, vending, bring from or sending to, receiving, detaining or confining any woman or child or arranging for any woman or child to act, or receive any act for sexual gratification of another person, for an indecent sexual purpose or for gaining any illegal benefit for his/herself or another person, with or without the consent of the woman or child, which is an offence under the Penal Code, the law on prostitution prevention and suppression, the law on safety and welfare of children and youth, or this Act, the official is authorized to enforce power under this Act. [Measure in Prevention and Suppression of Trafficking in Women and Children Act, B.E. 2540 (1997) section 5]

YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED

If it was your child, would you hesitate to act? Please, help all children.

If you know of sexual abuse against children, call any of the followings:
Tourist police (Bangkok) 1155
Tourist police (other provinces) area code)+1155 e.g. Pattaya (038) 1155
Police for Emergency (any province) 191
Crime Suppression Division, Bangkok 195
Public Welfare Department, Bangkok 1507
Public Welfare Department, (other provinces) (0) 21507
CPCR: Center for the Protection of Children's Rights Foundation (0) 2 412 1196, (0) 2 412 0739, (0) 2 864 1421
FCD: Foundation for Children Development (0) 2 433 6292
FFW: Foundation for Women (0) 2 435 5565
FOW: Foundation for Friends of Women (0) 2 513 1001, (0) 2 513 2780
FACE: Fight against Child Exploitation (0) 1 307 2111, (0) 2 509 5782
Pavena Foundation for Children & Women 1134
TRAFCORD: (Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phrae, Lampang, Phayao, Lamphun) (0) 53 225028 Mobile Phone (0) 1 883 9797 Fax (0) 53 225437
CPR: Child Protection & Rights, Chiang Rai (0) 53 642599 (24 hours)

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