32-Year-Old Man Living With 13-Year-Old Girlfriend Arrested

 | Wed 30 Apr 2014 09:33 ICT

CityNews – A 32-year-old man was in his home in Bangkok when police arrested him based on a warrant for child abduction. The man had been living with his 13-year-old “girlfriend” for the past two months, who had run away from her home to be with him.

Paedophile Arun Abdullah.

The man, Arun Abdullah, told authorities he first came across the child at a temple in her home province of Nakhon Pathom. Since he worked at the temple, he was able to pursue a relationship with the young girl, and the two later communicated through Facebook. Eventually, the girl ran away from her parents’ house to live with the man in his Bangkok home.

Channel 7 reported the story in a video, explaining that the child recently let her parents know that her relationship with the 32-year-old man was “nice”. Some of the reporters featured in the video made thoughtless suggestions, like advising “the couple” to wait two or more years before falling in love (when the girl would be 15 and the man 34). One male in the video shared the Thai cliché: “Don’t eat the fruit before it’s ripe.”