A British man has been arrested for allegedly paralyzing a female employee during a failed sexual assault more than three months ago.
Paul Stephen Hunt, 60, was taken into custody by Chonburi Immigration Police at his Pattaya home June 2. The arrest came after 40-year-old Kritsana Luangprachaporn, a former employee at his Thailand Holiday Homes real estate company, filed a complaint alleging Hunt in February had attempted for force her to provide oral sex and then broke her neck when she refused.
Paul Stephen Hunt, seated, listens as police read him the charges at his home. Hunt denies any wrongdoing.
Her occipital bone broken, Kritsana is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair for life.
Kritsana didn’t file a report in February, as she thought since she was an employee of the company, Hunt would have taken care of her. However, when no compensation was forthcoming, she contacted the police for help.
Hunt denied all charges, saying the injury occurred as a result of “kidding” with his employee. Kritsana said she appealed to Hunt for financial help, as she has a school-age daughter to support, as well as pay medical expenses. She claims the Briton refused any support.
Hunt has been remanded to custody, charged with assault, threatening another and indecent acts.