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Five Cambodians held for Thai island rape

Five Cambodians held for Thai island rape

Five Cambodian sailors were arrested yesterday on the Thai island of Koh Kut over the alleged rape of two French tourists and the assault of their male compatriots, according to Thai police.

The five – three of whom were nabbed on Koh Kut and two as they were fleeing to Koh Kong in Cambodia – were identified only as Yim, 25, Pai, 22, Goen, 25, Tee, 20, and Boad Mar, 20.

Thai police said all five were workers on a fishing boat. According to the Bangkok Post, police say the five were drinking liquor on the boat on Saturday night, and came ashore when they ran out of alcohol.

They encountered the French tourists on the beach, where they allegedly raped the women after the first man was injured in a fight and the second ran for help at the resort.

The three victims were initially in a critical condition but Thai doctors now say their condition is satisfactory, the Bangkok Post reports.

The suspects are being held for questioning by Thai authorities. Multiple police officials in Cambodia’s Koh Kong province could not be reached for comment yesterday.

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