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Phetchabun school director arrested for allegedly molesting girl, 12

Apr 22. 2020
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The director of Ban Hua Na Lao school in Phetchabun province turned himself in at Ban Tiew Police Station on Tuesday (April 21) after being accused of molesting a school girl.

Police had requested an arrest warrant from Phetchabun Provincial Court following a video clip of the school director allegedly molesting a school girl in his office had surfaced on social media last week.

The school director, Narongwit Phakham, refused to answer any questions from the press and said he would only give details in the court.

He was charged with indecent assault of a minor aged not over 13. A conviction carries a maximum punishment of 15 years in jail or Bt300,000 fine, or both. The court has set the bail amount at Bt600,000.

The girl’s parents have already given their statements to the police. They revealed that the girl was 12 years old at the time the video was recorded, which was around two years ago. She was in her Prathom 6 or last year of elementary school.

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