Banglamung police arrested a Ban Chang man for allegedly raping a woman after kidnapping her and her husband.
Thawatchai Boonchim, 37, was captured Jan. 26, a week after he allegedly impersonated a police officer and forced a teenage couple into his Honda Civic at a construction camp in Pong sub-district.
Thawatchai Boonchim denies the charges, even after being positively identified by the victims.
The abducted woman, age 18, said Thawatchai forced her 19-year-old husband out of the car and drove her to a tapioca field in Ban Chang where he raped and abandoned her. After finding her way home, she and her husband went to the police with a description of her attacker.
Thawatchai, who denied the charges, is no stranger to the police. His brother, Sittikon Boonchim, the former CEO of Diamond Hill Co., was sentenced to a five-year jail term for defrauding buyers of his company’s Buddhist amulets, defaming the monarchy and unauthorized use of government logos.