CityNews – Region 5 Police officers reported that a young woman named Fanida Kitithana was arrested at midnight on Sunday, 26th January 2014, along with eight girls who were believed to be prostitutes.
A nice daytime scene of Chiang Mai’s old city.
The eight girls were all between the ages of 14 – 18 and the bust took place at a hotel in downtown Chiang Mai. It is believed that the young girls charged male solicitors 2000 baht per private session, of which Fanida kept 500 baht for herself. When questioned, it was revealed that the teenagers had sold their sexual services several times in the past, and stated that their ‘johns’ had included local politicians, businessmen and officials.
The ringleader Fanida faces the charge of procuring minors for prostitution, while the police are searching for the young girls’ customers in order to charge them with statutory rape.