Woman fights off attempted rape in East Pattaya


Police are searching for an early-20s man who allegedly tried to rape a 21-year-old woman in East Pattaya.

The victim in the May 3 incident near the Linlinee Music School near Soi Siam Country Club successfully fought off her attacker, who was described as a male friend of the woman’s lesbian girlfriend. Wrapped in an advertising poster and covered in dirt, she called police from a 7-Eleven at the entrance of Soi Nernplabwan.

The victim told police she and her girlfriend were drinking at the Kaewta Cafe near Jomtien Beach with a man she knows only as “Nat.” After the girlfriend left, Nat offered to drive the victim home, but said he had to pick up a motorbike from his brother’s house behind Taihee Temple.

Finding no bike, they walked out through a small road where Nat allegedly pulled her into the woods, tore off her clothes and attempted to rape her. The victim, however, fought back, leaving the attacker on his back and her running for help.