A Thai transgender teenager, 19, was placed under arrest at a resort in the Yang Talat District of Kalasin province today, November 6, for alleged human trafficking and sex trafficking for prostitution with a person less than 18 years old.
The arrest followed a police investigation that revealed a Facebook account titled “Fah Fah” that was reportedly frequently seen offering prostitution services in an online group. A police investigator then disguised as a potential customer and contacted the account in question for the service.
The alleged madam was captured at the scene after both parties had made an appointment at a Kalasin resort. Two 16-year-old female victims, who were following their alleged procurer to the scene, were safely rescued.
During the initial interrogation, the transgender woman reportedly confessed that she was using the Facebook account in question to actually supply children and offer them to child sex offenders/abusers.
The fee was approximately 1,500 baht and she would distribute 1,000 baht of the amount to the victims while the rest of the money would be collected and shared at the end of the month with her friends who were also working in the sexual exploitation business.
The alleged procurer, whose name is still withheld by the authorities, is facing charges of human trafficking and sex trafficking for prostitution against a person over 15 but less than 18 years old, procuring a prostitute and/or other sex workers in the illegal sex business, and inducing, encouraging and/or allowing a child to engage in prostitution.
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