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PM orders crackdown on child prostitution

Immigration regulations to be more strict

CHAIYAPHUM - Hans Otto Schiemann, the 56-year-old former sailor from Schweinfurt in Bavaria who stands accused of trying to infect nearly 100 teenage girls with HIV through unprotected sex, is due to make another court appearance tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Chamlong Krutkunthod, chairman of the Interior Ministry's advisory board, said yesterday that Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra had ordered a crackdown on child prostitution in this northeastern province as a result of the Schiemann case.

After a six-minute hearing on October 18, the presiding judge ruled Schiemann needed a court-appointed lawyer and adjourned the German's case until tomorrow.

Schiemann is charged with overstaying a month-long tourist visa by three years and faces deportation or two years in prison if found guilty.

Police cannot file charges of deliberate transmission of Aids against him because Thailand has not yet passed a law enabling the filing of such a charge.

Schiemann allegedly offered students aged from 15 to 17 up to Bt4,000 a time for sexual favours as part of his campaign of vengeance against Thai women, whom he blames for his HIV infection. Up to 500 young women may have fallen victim to his personal vendetta.

Chamlong said schools in the province are under investigation to ascertain if students are in the habit of selling sexual favours and that officials are drawing up measures to clamp down on prevalent child prostitution.

"The police will be strict in enforcing laws on entertainment venues to ban access to underage patrons. Immigration regulations will also be more strictly enforced to prevent similar incidents,'' he said.

--The Nation 2004-11-14

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Immigration regulations will also be more strictly enforced to prevent similar incidents,'' he said.

Does this mean it is OK if you have a valid visa?

Why don't officials think before they open their mouths?

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Or how 'bout if you don't need a visa at all, but are a Thai national?

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A certain little clicheed saying about stable doors and fleeing horses comes to mind here. As it seems to do so frequently in this country.

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The biggest problem with underaged sex in this country comes from the Thais themselves. Actually, one could argue that since it's only the farang governments who really seem to care about it, fair enough that farang are the only ones who get prosecuted- too bad for the kids with the Thais, though. Not that I believe all these cloud-cuckooland stories about this German guy for a minute.

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Immigration regulations will also be more strictly enforced to prevent similar incidents,'' he said.

Does this mean it is OK if you have a valid visa?

Why don't officials think before they open their mouths?

To think requires a brain. :o

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Schweinfurt in Bavaria who stands accused of trying to infect nearly 100 teenage girls with HIV through unprotected sex,
Up to 500 young women may have fallen victim to his personal vendetta.

100 and 500.

So which one is it?

Why don't journalists think before they publish something?

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There are constant errors in The Nation when it comes to tallying information. And the contradictions between a Nation story and the BKK Post are often amusing. That being said, I still prefer the Nation.

Schweinfurt in Bavaria who stands accused of trying to infect nearly 100 teenage girls with HIV through unprotected sex,
Up to 500 young women may have fallen victim to his personal vendetta.
100 and 500.

So which one is it?

Why don't journalists think before they publish something?

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