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The Governor of Uttaradit intends to catch and prosecute senior civil servants in the province who he says have been paying for sex with children as young as 14.
He said there is clear evidence of human trafficking laws being broken and that people engaging in this behavior will be caught and prosecuted, reported Sanook.
Surasak Charoensirichot has set up an investigative committee after it emerged that senior civil servants were involved in using a service set up by the now arrested Witsanu Noman, 25, called “Rorn Ngern@Sideline Uttaradit”.
It was operating on Facebook and was offering paid sexual services available from girls aged 14-17. ‘Sideline’ is a Thai term used to refer to freelance sex.
The governor said: “This is not a small matter. I want this fully investigated to find everyone involved. It is a clear case of human trafficking and the government has made it perfectly clear they will not tolerate this behavior.
“Civil servants, and of course everyone in society must not buy sex from minors. I am setting up a committee of enquiry at provincial level to find all those involved.
“Those involved in this behavior will face criminal prosecution”, he continued. “It won’t be swept under the carpet”.
He added further that all such websites need to be shut down along with others selling fake products as well.
Thai Visa / Sanook