Burmese man knifed by gang faces rape charge

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A Burmese man knifed in a gang attack in front of a Pattaya mall is facing rape charges and deportation while the teens who attacked him walked away free.

Jai Khamsaen, 22, was set upon by 10 youths ages 15-18 on the Beach Road side of Royal Garden Plaza June 16. He suffered slash wounds to the shoulder and was transported to Banglamung Hospital for treatment.

One of the 16-year-old attackers said the gang had assaulted Jai because he allegedly raped his 15-year-old sister. He then called Jai to meet him at the mall to “discuss” the situation and when the Burmese man appeared, the gang pounced.

Police later questioned the 15-year-old sister who told them Jai had raped her June 12 while her brother and his friends were at the beach.

She had gone to the restroom and Jai followed her in. She told police she was afraid to report it, but she told friends who told her brother.

Jai reportedly confessed to police he had sex with the girl, but said it was consensual.

Police said the rape charge remains under investigation, but they discovered Jai was in Thailand without a passport and now faces immigration charges and deportation as well.

The knife-wielding gang members, meanwhile, were all released without charge.

Burmese Jai Khamsaen, knifed in a gang attack in front of a Pattaya mall, is facing rape charges and deportation.Burmese Jai Khamsaen, knifed in a gang attack in front of a Pattaya mall, is facing rape charges and deportation.