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High-profile men arrested for alleged paid sex with males under 18

Royal Thai Police Shield in Si Songkhram, Thailand

Royal Thai Police Shield in Si Songkhram, Thailand. Photo: Mattes.

A famous Thai university lecturer and a “high-society” man have been arrested for allegedly buying sex services from males under 18, a source at the Royal Thai Police’s Anti Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) said on Wednesday.

A police probe concluded that the two men – who say they are innocent – were among some 200 members of a Line group chat targeting those who wanted sex with boys and would buy sex services arranged by a middleman who also worked as a convenience store employee.

Full story: The Nation

By The Nation