A night watchman was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in a tent on Jomtien Beach.
Adisak Jantachot, 18, was captured Nov. 17 at a house in Samut Prakan Province. He was charged with taking a minor from her parents and raping a minor under age 15.
Police said Adisak confessed to having sexual relations with the girl, but argued that he had paid her like a prostitute and she had not verbally objected.
He said he gave the girl 500 baht and invited the girl to join him in his tent behind the Water Sports Service Center where he was employed to watch over boats at night. He claimed he asked the girl to have sex and she did not object. Afterward, he gave another 40 baht.
Adisak’s reasoning on why she called police was that he did not pay her enough.
Pattaya police pointed out that having sex with a girl under 15 is illegal with or without her consent.