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Thai man involved in abduction of teen finally arrested after 19 years - 3 months before statute expired


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Thai man involved in abduction of teen finally arrested after 19 years - 3 months before statute expired

 

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Crime Suppression Division police arrested a man called Somkiat,43, by the road in Pak Nam sub-district of Muang Krabi in the south of Thailand.

 

He was named in a warrant issued in Thung Song in 2003 related to the abduction of a minor. 

 

INN reported that in January 2001 Somkiat along with a man called Khiaw abducted a 16 year old girl, who was Khiaw's girlfriend, from her house. 

 

She was taken on a motorcycle against her will to a deserted house where Khiaw raped her. 

 

Somkiat was not involved in the rape as he had left the deserted house on an errand leaving his friend to commit that crime. 

 

However, the crime of abduction still has a 20 year statute of limitations. 

 

It would have been too late to arrest the suspect after January.

 

Source: INN

 

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On 10/14/2020 at 8:47 PM, mrfill said:

It has no bearing on the case for abduction, which is what he was sought for.

And the concern is not the difference between the limitation times, but the fact that they have a time limit on murder, rape and abduction. Hide long enough and you get away with it. That's not justice.

The injustice is that the police took 19 years to catch him. Time limitations for crimes are an essential part of any judicial system due to the inaccuracy of evidence that occurs over time. Without time limitations every minor crime would remain an open case even if the main suspect dies.

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The girl must have belonged to a very influential family for this to happen. 19 years, really? 

 

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