|(PIC:Nui in helmet - for fear of attack - shows police where he|
raped and murdered Cartoon - Khao Sod)
And he claimed he raped five others but did not kill them.
Police in the Thai capital are trying to check out the man’s extraordinary claims after he confessed to the other crimes on his arrest in the north east Thai province of Nong Khai.
The only break in his rape and killing spree came, he said, when he was jailed for three years for abducting a child under 15 - but he was released last Ausgust.
But the leader of the Thai folk group, ‘Mai Thai Hui Jai Silp’, for which he worked as a ‘roadie’ has now made a public statement saying the man under arrest who goes by the name Nui is no ‘scape goat’.
|Lead singer Ekluck|
And Sudarat Sereewat, Secretary General of Thailand’s Coalition to Fight Against Child Exploitation, said:”In the local context we have to take what the man is saying as being true. Ten other children could well have been raped and murdered”.
Thai Police have sought details of the group’s recent tours and it is believed that the group has been to most provinces of Thailand.
Since the arrest of the man, known only as Nui because he was orphaned at birth, the parents of two young girls have reported their daughters missing to the police murder headquarters in Bang Na, Bangkok.
The parents of one girl reported her missing in Loei Province of Thailand. The parents of the second are from Bang Bon, Bangkok.
The chilling confessions may seem far-fetched. It’s possible he could be a serial confessor, but his claims are being taken very seriously.
|Nui - Voice TV|
Thai Police however say in the last year they have found over 1000 missing children and returned them to their parents.
Very often they are used by ‘Fagin’ type gangs who send them out to beg in tourist areas.
Paraded at a press conference last night and in the light of his confession Nui’s words had a hollow ring.
“Apologies to the parents,” he said. ”I didn’t mean to do what I did”.
Nui had spotted the girl nicknamed Cartoon, real name Attitaya Pechdon in the father’s pick-up truck where he had left her on December 6th while attending the group’s concert in a suburb of Bangkok.
|Some of Thailand's missing children|
“He gave her some sweets and told her to come with him and he would buy her more. He then took the girl to a bush area on a deserted plot and attempted to rape her.
“She resisted so he choked her. Then he raped her.”
The girls’s mother Tukta Sawangsri reported the disappearance of Cartoon at 3.35 am on December 7th after the father Sayan Pechdon admitted he had lost her.
Police later searched a forest area near the Skytrain station and deep inside the found a hammock occupied by a Cambodian vagrant.
Under the hammock they found Kartoon’s pants and also inside a pocket they found a chocolate wrapper from chocolate her father had bought her.
“The Cambodian man could not give clear any clear information. However his figure did not match the man seen on the CCTV with the child.
“A Por Tek Tung Team (Medical team) helped assign a number of staff to help search the area and went deeper inside the forest and had to go through the barbed wire. They found a skull of a child at the edge of a ditch, and no other pieces of any organs in the area nearby.
|Further CCTV coverage show the attacker taking Cartoon down|
the steps which led to a forested area
“The Forensic doctor came to inspect the area of incident, said that from just a look at that skull, it should be the skull of a 6-8 year old girl.
“The doctor guessed that there might be animal came to bite and eat it as there was no fresh nor skin on it; the color was still pink and once the doctor put it up—seeing the worms—which show that the person died not long time ago”.