Former Mae Hong Son border police chief gets suspended jail term for pimping out underage girl

Bonus of a border patrol police firm in Mae Hong Son, north-west Thailand, has been given a suspended jail term and a small fantastic for forcing a woman beneath 18 into prostitution, in accordance with the victim’s mother.
The girl’s mom, Namphet Koeyputsa, says the Mae Hong Son Court convicted Pol Lt Col Pongnarin Pongnam, former commander of the BPP Company 336 primarily based in Tambon Pang Mu in Muang district, of forcing an underage lady into offering sex service. Extraordinary was read on Tuesday.
The Nation reports that the court initially sentenced Pongnarin to a few years in jail and fined him 30,000 baht. But the court commuted the jail term by half to one yr and six months.
But, because the defendant has paid compensation to the family of one hundred,000 baht, and has no felony document, the court docket suspended the jail time period and put him on probation for 2 years.
The court further reduced the nice to only 10,000 baht on the grounds that the defendant had taken measures to offer remedial payments to the household.
The case made headlines in early 2017 when younger women, who had been discovered to be tattooed with the image of an owl, have been pressured to provide intercourse services to high-profile prospects within the province.
The mom mentioned her family has additionally asked the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) to file a charge of dereliction of obligation against Mae Hong Son police chief Pol Maj Gen Preecha Wimolchaijit and other officers for initially refusing to take action towards Pongnarin. The CSD has asked public prosecutors to file charges against them.
She added that former Mae Hong Son governor Suebsak Iamwicharn and the Mae Hong Son chief public prosecutor are additionally dealing with investigations by the National Anti- Corruption Commission for failing to take action within the case..

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