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SelesFan70
May 10th, 2005, 05:45 PM
http://reuters.myway.com/article/20050510/2005-05-10T091539Z_01_N10717162_RTRIDST_0_NEWS-CRIME-THAILAND-DC.html

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police have arrested a 56-year-old American teacher after 500 photographs of naked teenagers were allegedly found during a raid of his Bangkok apartment, police said on Tuesday.

Police said the man, who they named as Steven Erik Prowler, had lived in Thailand for six years and taught English at a government school in Bangkok.

"During the raid, we found two teenagers who said they just had oral sex with him," Colonel Surat Udomrat told Reuters. The two were aged 15 and 17, police said.

In the apartment police said they found 500 postcard-sized photos of naked male teenagers, mostly Thais aged between 11 and 17. They also found journals detailing his alleged sexual exploits.

Police said they planned to file charges of sexually abusing underaged youths against the man later this week.

"Although the maximum penalty is 10 years in jail for each count, he has repeated his crime with hundreds of victims and these crimes would add up," Lt. Colonel Dhamnoon Munkong said.

The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok declined to comment on the case.

Zhao
May 10th, 2005, 06:08 PM
Oh man...a lecturer from my country was also found guilty to be doing the same thing.. :(

kiwifan
May 10th, 2005, 06:35 PM
Whenever I hear of a Westerner going to Thailand, for more than a couple of weeks, I assume something like this is going on. :shrug:

SelesFan70
May 10th, 2005, 07:06 PM
Whenever I hear of a Westerner going to Thailand, for more than a couple of weeks, I assume something like this is going on. :shrug:

:o It is quite notoriously a bad reputation Westerners have...

J_Migoe
May 10th, 2005, 08:34 PM
A 22 year old Aussie male with the Tom Cruise looks was also found dead here in Fiji, in a hotel after sex with a Fijan male also in his twenties. Police are looking for the suspect!

Scotso
May 11th, 2005, 04:29 AM
I'm surprised the Thai police did anything. Thailand makes a lot of money off people coming to their country to have sex with little boys and girls. Usually they welcome it.

rightous
May 11th, 2005, 01:07 PM
Whenever I hear of a Westerner going to Thailand, for more than a couple of weeks, I assume something like this is going on. :shrug:

I was there for 3 weeks :(

But Patong in Thailand are slightly wierd and its so open as well, the sex industry and exploitation of children, it kinda scared me

Veritas
May 12th, 2005, 12:17 AM
Whenever I hear of a Westerner going to Thailand, for more than a couple of weeks, I assume something like this is going on. :shrug:

Exactly. When I was in Thailand, it's impossible not to notice old white guys accompanied by two or three teenage boys on the beach :unsure: :spit:

The government should really do more to stop these pedophiles from entering the country.

Malin
May 12th, 2005, 12:37 AM
Michael Jackson??????