Sunday, 4 September 2016

American woman falls from cliff trying to flee from a rapist in Thailand (photos)

A badly injured American woman was trapped overnight after a 45-metre fall from a cliff when she tried to escape a man accused of trying to molest her. The 23-year-old woman endured a night of pain, trapped between rocks near the sea with a suspected broken back, before rescuers found her on Friday morning, according to local reports. 

Police say the woman's attacker tried to molest her twice, once at the top of the cliff and again after she had tumbled down onto the rocks below. The second time, she bit his ear and he fled. He then called 191 to alert authorities that a tourist needed to be rescued.

According to Bangkok Post, Apai Ruengvorn, 28, of Wang Wiset district in Trang, was arrested on Friday and taken on Saturday for a crime re-enactment at the site near the popular tourist area of Ao Railay. The suspect, a hired hired hand at Ao Railay, had met the tourist at the bay on Thursday night and offered to accompany her to her accommodation at nearby Ao Ton Sai. To get to there, they had to walk along a ridge about 50 metres above the sea. 

The suspect admitted that he became aroused and tried to molest the woman, who fled and fell about 45 metres, said Pol Lt Songpol Bunchai, a duty officer at the Ao Nang police station.

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