A French tourist was arrested in Bangkok on Friday for having allegedly posted nude photos of her Thai girlfriend to her Facebook wall.
Police said Vincent Anthony Jean Marie LeGrand, 34, was arrested at 6.25 am on Thursday upon arrival at the Suvarnabhumi Airport on Flight QR826 of Qatar Airways.
Immigration police at the Suvarnabhumi Airport arrested the Frenchman at the request of Chiang Mai police. LeGrand was transferred to the Mueang Chiang Mai police station late on Thursday night.
Pol Major Anon Cherdchutrakulthoing, an inspector at the Mueang Chiang Mai police station, said the Frenchman was arrested under an arrest warrant issued by the Chiang Mai provincial court.
He was accused of violating the Computer Crime Act by uploading pornographic data and making it accessible to the public.
Anon said the Frenchman visited Chiang Mai in May. He met a Thai woman and lived with her in an apartment in the Mueang district. He became angry when the woman ended the relationship, and sought revenge by hacking her Facebook account and posting nude photos he had secretly taken of her.
He is also alleged to have doctored some photos before posting them on the ex-girlfriend’s wall, said Anon.
LeGrand fled Thailand, but the Chiang Mai police learned that he would visit Bangkok on Thursday, police said.