Police Say Brit Tourist Filed Theft Complaint, Not Rape

Koh Tao main street

Koh Tao main street. Photo: Per Honor et Gloria.

KOH TAO — Police on Friday denied media reports that they refused to investigate a rape complaint filed by a British tourist on Koh Tao.

While several media accounts say the 19-year-old backpacker tried to make a sexual assault report to police, an officer who said he met the woman said she only filed a complaint over the theft of her phone on June 27 and did not mention an assault.

Full story: khaosodenglish.com

By Teeranai Charuvastra
Khaosod English

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