Karaoke Raided in Bangkok for Alleged Child Sexual Exploitation

Bangkok –

A karaoke in Jomthong was raided where law enforcement reportedly uncovered two minors who had been sexually exploited.

The raid at ‘Tuk Ta Karaoke’ on the Phuttha Bucha Road in Bang Mod after midnight today (June 28th) came after officers from the Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA) were notified of the situation from the International Anti Trafficking Network.

DOPA officers told TPN media that the karaoke was initially found with no license. They had thirteen female staffers who were found servicing customers. The karaoke owner, whose name was not given by DOPA, is being accused of child sexual exploitation, operating an entertainment venue without a permit, and allowing children to do inappropriate behavior.

Two victims’ , both minors aged 16 and 17 were rescued and taken to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) for mental recovery and health examinations.

This is not the first recent raid for alleged sexual exploitation in Thailand. We covered several recent situations below.

An illegal bar on Bangla Road in Patong was raided uncovering underage prostitutes with six victims rescued. Two suspects were arrested who claim the real bar owner is a foreigner.

Officials raided a restaurant/bar in Buriram where they reportedly uncovered two minors and two women were arrested elsewhere in Thailand for alleged online child sexual exploitation.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.