Pattaya Daily News

23 October 2007 :: 18:10:03 pm 40314

POLICE ARREST FOREIGN GUY ABUSES FOURTEEN YEAR OLD BOY IN PATTAYA

Child Defense authority along with Pattaya tourist police held a search warrant and an arrest warrant to arrest a foreign man who had abused a fourteen years old boy. Police found a photography studio was set up in the room. More than 150 albums with more than ten thousand pictures and over porn DVDs were confiscated.
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On 23 October 2007, at 04.00 PM, Mr. Suphakorn Noja, Child Defense director accompanied young boy “Art” (Alias), fourteen years old boy to report to Pol.Lt.Col. Suwan Un-anan, Chief of Pattaya tourist police. Art told police that he was abused by Mr. Alan Charles Mawson (75), from England, and also had photos taken. Police officer issued a search warrant from Pattaya court, No. 533/2550 and arrest warrant No. 139/2550, dated 23 October 2007, to search a room No. C 95, on the first floor, building C of Diana Estate 4, Soi Buo Khao.
Arriving at the room, Mr. Mawson who was wearing only a towel, met by police officers. He was shocked to see police and went pale. Police found the room was set up as a studio for taking pictures. There were more than 10,000 nude pictures in 105 big albums and another 50 small albums with 500 pictures, including more than 100 male porn DVD’s and video tapes, police confiscated as the evidence.

Mr. Mawson said that he used to run a sauna in England and have moved to live in Pattaya for more than 12 years. He can speak some Thai words. He is gay and usually, taking boys to his room for sexual contact. After the session, he usually asks the boys to have pictures taken in order to keep them as his memory. Besides, buying boys from the bars, he would wander around the beach and Sunee Plaza, South Pattaya, to took for homeless boys for sex. He claimed that it is his personal preference and should not be illegal.

Initially, police has charged Mr. Mawson for abusing young boy not over 15 years old either agreed or not agreed. Mr. Mawson was arrested with many evidence. Pol.Lt.Col. Phongsak Wongwarn, Pattaya investigator will proceed the case by law.


Mr Mawson owns the Bright N Beautiful Sauna in St Margaret’s Place, Brighton, but was born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
Friends of the 74-year-old spoke of their shock at his arrest.
Speaking at Bright N Beautiful, Mr Mawson’s business partner, Phillip Oliver, said: “He has been out in Thailand for a couple of months. We go there about three times a year, it’s like our second home.

“I had no idea he had been arrested, I only spoke to him two days ago. I don’t believe it, all I can think of is that it must be some sort of bogus charge.”

Mr Mawson has run the Brighton business for more than 30 years and it is one of the oldest gay saunas in the city.
He also owns a property-leasing firm and has been traveling to Thailand for the past 20 years.
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MORE HUNTING FOR PAEDOPHILE SUSPECTS:

According news source, Thailand has become the place for those paedophile suspects who have come to hide either in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket.

Last year, Thai police arrested John Mark Karr, a murder suspect of Jon Benet Ramsey and sent him back to the United States.   Karr also possessed child pornography in the US.  He was arrested in a run-down hostel in Bangkok.  Last week, Thai police also ended a global manhunt with the arrest of a Canadian paedophile, Christopher Neil.

Major-General Wimol Powintara, head of the child crime police said that he has held more than fifty pictures of white males with names provided by German police. Obviously, there are more of these foreign suspects hiding in Thailand.

“These are men, young and old, who love to have sex with little boys,”

“I have no objection if they have sex with anyone aged over 18, but don’t do it on our little children who are the future of our country,” Wimol said

These paedophiles use the agent to lure children to their rooms by promising them easy money and computer games.

“The most difficult part of putting suspects behind bars was to convince abused children to testify against the suspected paedophiles”

“Without the cooperation of the children, police can’t prosecute these paedophiles,” Wimol said.

Even if the children would agree to testify in court, but the suspects usually bailed themselves out and paid to those children to change their testimonies or not showing up.

“With their influence and money, it is almost impossible to put them in jail,” said one of Wimol’s officers who declined to be identified.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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