Half-brother arrested for incestuous rape attempt

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Manoch Jityim (center) and Oatthaphon Sulaiman (right) were charged with illegal drug use, with Manoch receiving an extra charge for attempted rape.
Manoch Jityim (center) and Oatthaphon Sulaiman (right) were charged with illegal drug use, with Manoch receiving an extra charge for attempted rape.

The half-brother of a Bangkok University student has been arrested for trying to rape his sibling and stealing her iPhone.

Manoch Jityim, 29, confessed to the attempted rape and robbery of his 18-year-old half-sister Aug. 15 at their home in the Jomtien Garden Village development. He and friend Oatthaphon Sulaiman, 39, also were charged with illegal drug use.

The mother of both victim and attacker, Nongyao Theppitak, 48, called police after getting a call from Manoch that his sister had been tied up and super glue dropped in one of her eyes. Nongyao, who had been out running an errand, returned home to find her daughter safe and telling a harrowing tale.

She said she was sleeping when a man wearing a bandana over his face came into her room and punched her in the stomach. He then tied her hands with bras and feet with a phone charger cable before starting to rape her.

She pleaded for the would-be rapist to spare her and just take her belongings. He did and fled. Manoch told police he found his sister when he returned from a run to a convenience store.

Police found the story fishy after hearing that two dogs  in the yard never barked at any intruder. Both Manoch and Oatthaphon, who had been staying at the house for a few days while working construction in Pattaya, were drug tested and failed.

During interrogation, Manoch confessed to the attempted rape, police said. He blamed drugs and alcohol for his behavior.

Despite Manoch being her son from her first marriage, Nongyao told police to fully prosecute him for attacking her daughter from her second marriage.

The victim was treated for her eye injury at Bangkok Hospital Pattaya and normal sight was restored.