About 20 Sattahip organizations met to develop solutions to illegal foreign labor and human trafficking in the district.
Rear Adm. Tee Upanisakorn, chief of staff for the Sattahip Naval Base, presided over the July 18 meeting, the fourth joint session of the year on the labor problems.
The Royal Thai Navy opened its ultra-modern submarine base and training center, even though the country doesn’t yet own a sub.
Eight Sattahip boys who allegedly tried to gang rape a 14-year-old girl in a classroom at Baan Bang Saray School surrendered to police and will be prosecuted in juvenile court.
A Sattahip man who said he’d had enough nagging was arrested for allegedly shutting her up with a cleaver.
A drunk Jamras Sektrakulpinyo, 52, was taken into custody at his Soi Tewson home July 8. His wife, Phongsai A-chana, 49, was taken to Queen Sirikit Naval Medical center with severe cuts to her forehead, cheek, shoulder and wrist.
Police said Jamras admitted to the attack in a vociferous outburst, complaining she had a “vile mouth” and that they’d been arguing and the fight turned to violence.
Parents of a 14-year-old girl nearly gang-raped in a classroom at Baan Bang Saray School were further outraged after the school’s director, Wuthichai Weerawat, refused to take responsibility.
The eighth-grader escaped the July 3 attempted rape at the hands of eight classmates after biting one of her attackers arms and screaming as a teacher passed by in the hallway. To date, no action has been taken against the boys, five of whom the girl identified. Sattahip police, however, said they would question the boys over charges of obscene conduct.
The Sattahip parents of the victim said their daughter was thrown against a wall so hard she fell and, once on the ground, seven boys held her down while the eighth watched the door.
The parents said they met with Wuthichai and were told he would not take personal responsibility for the attack, that it was not the school’s fault and that school officials do their best to protect students from crime.
The parents said the principal pledged to take disciplinary action against the boys if police charged them with the attempted rape.
Two Burmese fishermen who claimed they were enslaved on Thai fishing boats were pulled from Rayong Bay by navy rescuers after jumping overboard to escape what they claimed was certain death.
Two Sattahip monks were arrested and disgraced after being arrested for using drugs and pornography.
District Chief Phawat Lertmukda and officers from the Sattahip Command Centre for Drug Elimination arrested Sirichai Rattanawikol, 24, and Mongkol Chontumdee, 44, June 14 at Wat Tao Than in Sattahip.
A woman who met a drug dealer while in prison was arrested while allegedly dealing drugs for him in Sattahip.
A gang of accused loan shark enforcers was arrested for allegedly breaking into a Sattahip home of a late-paying customer.
A 69-year-old motorcycle-rental agent was arrested for allegedly raping a 7-year-old girl.
Sumalai Busnampech was taken into custody June 3 at his rental stand on Soi BJ off Walking Street based on an arrest warrant issued after authorities twice interviewed the girl.