‘I AM DEFENDING MY DAUGHTER. WHY WOULD A PARENT SEND HIS CHILDREN TO THAILAND IF MEN LIKE THIS CAN ROAM FREE?’
The Dutch father , who composed a song called ‘Evil Man in Krabi’about a Thai tourist guide who charged with brutally attacking and raping his daughter, said today that he was willing to go on Thai television to defend his action.
Speaking from Amsterdam today the Dutch musician, who has plated alongside music icons such as Bob Marley’s guitarist Bunny Wailor said:
“ Several television channels in Holland have asked me to on on news programmes and chat shows to tell my story, but I have refused.
“This is a matter for the Thai people and I am not going to expose this story in my home country.”
He said he was concerned about the Thai justice system. He did not produce the video to stop tourism but added:
“If it has had that affect then so bit it. It cannot be that bad if it wakes people up.”
He added: ‘I am a father. I am happy to explain to the Thai people what my feelings are. Most fathers react in the way they know best. I am a musician.
“The fact is that the man who (allegedly) raped my daughter is free. Why should parents send their children to Thailand, if people like this are left to roam around.”
His model daughter was raped in Ao Nang, Krabi in July on the night she celebrated her 19th birthday in the Chang Bar.
She accepted a lift from one of the Thais in the bar but instead of taking her home he beat and raped her, its alleged She had finally stopped resisting fearing that she would almost certainly die if she did not.
The court in Krabi allowed a tour guide, from Ko Phangan, bail, despite the fact that he was identified, caught on CCTV, and police claim that they had the DNA evidence.
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Further, the family claim, his daughter was approached with a bribe if she would drop the charge.
The father said he would remove the youtube video when he was happy that justice had been done in Thailand.
It is very common in Thailand for bail to be allowed for very serious offences but not for murder, except in the case of police.
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Policeman Uthai Dechachiwat was given bail after gunning down and killing Canadian Leo Del Pinto, 23, and injuring Carly Reisig in Mae Hong Son Province in January 2008.
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The rape of the Dutch model and subsequent action by the father were stories first broken on this news site.