Four 17-year-old high school girls were arrested for prostitution at a central Bangkok hotel. They told police they engaged in prostitution because they wanted money to go out at night.
BANGKOK – September 7, 2012 [PDN]: at 8:30 p.m., four girls engaged in prostitution were arrested by more than 10 police officers from the Children and Women Protection sub-division, under the direction of Pol. Lt. Col. Samrerng Songsiang with the vice Children and Women Protection sub-division police; and Mr. Pisit Sukdanarong, adviser to the minister of the Public Health Ministry.
The four teen girls were arrested in room number 217 at a hotel in Pracha Thippatai road, Phan Thom sub-district, Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok.
Pol. Lt. Col. Samrerng, said the police had been investigating reports of online prostitution, and learned about a madam named “Ging soi Mahadtha” who was using the Internet to solicit clients.
So the police set up a sting, and undercover officers contacted the madam, agreeing to pay 2,000 baht for sexual services with each girl. At the hotel, the police showed their identities and arrested the four girls.
Mr. Pisit from the Ministry of Public Heath said the arrests were a joint co-operative effort with the Children and Youth security division forces, after reports were received of underage females engaged in prostitution.
After their arrests, the four girls told police they were all high school students. They had been convinced or advised by friends to become prostitutes, because they did not have enough money to go out at night.
Mr. Pisit issued a warning to naïve young girls about getting involved with madams using them illegally. He cautioned youngsters who want to sell their bodies to strangers to abandon the idea before it is too late.
There is also an increased risk of HIV infection for adolescents who engage in prostitution and might later infect their peers with the deadly virus.
Then four girls were brought to investigate by the police, who initially charged them with “supplying and engaging in prostitution.”
The police will conduct a thorough investigation to track down the real providers behind the illegal prostitution operation.
Pattaya Daily News