A 29-year-old man was arrested in Chon Buri’s Phan Thong district late on Monday night for allegedly trying to rape a 16-year-old girl inside a petrol-station toilet, a local precinct’s inspector Pol Lt-Colonel Songpol Thongtab said on Tuesday.
Wisanu Intae was initially charged with committing an indecent act on a person over the age of 15 and attempted rape.
The girl, who was travelling with her parents, had stopped at the petrol station for a toilet run. Since the women’s toilet only had three cubicles, she was waiting for her turn when suddenly she felt a hand over her mouth and was allegedly yanked into a cubicle by Wisanu.
The girl resisted and made noises so her mother, 48, could hear her and come to her aid. Wisanu later reportedly confessed to the attempted assault, and insisted that this was the first time he has ever done anything like this.