Banglamung Police announced on Friday that a 57 year former Special Branch Police Officer had been arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 4 year old girl at a Pattaya Children and Women’s Shelter.
It was also announced that the director of the shelter, who works for the Department of Social Development and Human Security who are responsible for the shelter, has been transferred to an inactive post with immediate effect.
Khun Noi, the former Police Officer, who now walks only with crutches, resides at the shelter and was identified by the 4 year old victim as the alleged attacker, despite him vehemently denying allegations brought against him.
The Pawina Foundation based in Bangkok are also involved in the case and Khun Pawina herself came to Pattaya on Friday to work with Police to ensure the victim and her mother are cared for at this difficult time.
Khun Pawina provided a donation of 10,000 Baht to the Mother of the Child, who was recently released from prison after serving a short sentence for minor drug offences. She will also ensure the pair are sent to a shelter in Bangkok run by the Pawina Foundation as they look to rebuild their lives.
Urgent changes to the way government shelters are run are now being implemented, which includes the installation of CCTV. From now on men and women will be housed in separate blocks.
Khun Noi has been charged with assaulting a minor under the age of 15 and is being held pending Court proceedings.