Taxi driver arrested for molesting 5 year-old stepdaughter

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A Pattaya motorbike taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly raping his 5-year-old stepdaughter.

Nueng Thongbao, 39, was taken into custody Nov. 14 after a teacher took the kindergarten student to the hospital after she reported severe stomach pain. An emergency room doctor confirmed she had been raped.

Nueng denied the charges, saying the girl had fallen down the stairs.

An ex-convict who served time for drug offenses, Nueng told police he had only been with the girl’s mother for a short time when she died. So he took custody of the child.