Former Mae Hong Son border police chief gets suspended jail term for pimping out underage woman

The former commander of a border patrol police firm in Mae Hong Son, north-west Thailand, has been given a suspended jail term and a small fantastic for forcing a girl under 18 into prostitution, according to the victim’s mother.
The girl’s mom, Namphet Koeyputsa, says the Mae Hong Son Court convicted Pol Lt Col Pongnarin Pongnam, former commander of the BPP Company 336 based in Tambon Pang Mu in Muang district, of forcing an underage woman into providing intercourse service. The ruling was read on Tuesday.
The Nation reports that the courtroom initially sentenced Pongnarin to 3 years in jail and fined him 30,000 baht. But the court docket commuted the jail time period by half to one yr and six months.
But, since the defendant has paid compensation to the household of 100,000 baht, and has no criminal record, the court docket suspended the jail term and put him on probation for 2 years.
The court docket additional reduced the fine to simply 10,000 baht on the grounds that the defendant had taken measures to offer remedial funds to the family.
The case made headlines in early 2017 when younger girls, who had been discovered to be tattooed with the picture of an owl, had been pressured to provide intercourse services to high-profile customers within the province.
Undiscovered said her family has additionally asked the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) to file a cost of dereliction of obligation towards Mae Hong Son police chief Pol Maj Gen Preecha Wimolchaijit and other officers for initially refusing to take action towards Pongnarin. The CSD has requested public prosecutors to file expenses towards them.
She added that former Mae Hong Son governor Suebsak Iamwicharn and the Mae Hong Son chief public prosecutor are additionally going through investigations by the National Anti- Corruption Commission for failing to take motion within the case..

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