Sattahip Police, public officials and National Command Center for Drugs captured father Det Phewonn, 38; grandfather Somsak Wannajan, 52; and uncles Surachai Wannajan, 44; and Kodoi Wannajan, 38, July 20 after father and grandfather got in a jealous knife fight over the 14-year-old girl.
(L to R) Grandfather Somsak Wannajan and uncles Surachai Wannajan and Kodoi Wannajan, along with the 14-year-old girl’s father (inset) have been arrested and charged with rape.
The incestuous travesty had been a grotesque, and only partially hidden, family secret for the past five years. The child’s unidentified mother told police she’d been aware of her husband’s sexual abuse, but she’d been too busy working to feed her four younger children.
The fact her father and two brothers had been serially abusing her eldest child since she was nine had been kept from her, she claimed.
Police said the girl told social workers her mother’s father had been the first to abuse her when she was nine. He’d warned to her stay silent, but when Surachai found out in 2010, he joined in. The same was true for Kodoi, who instead of reporting the crime, began raping the girl, too. Finally, she said, her father began abusing her because everyone else had been.
All four men denied the charges.