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Ladyboy Arrested in Bangkok for Internet Crimes Against 14 Year Old Boy; Follow Up from Case of Aussie Pedophile in Chiang Mai

The 14 year old boy’s images were found on a computer from an Australian man earlier in 2020.

When: January 5th, 2021

Where: Bangkok; Chiang Mai

Perpetrators: Mr. Chanapol, alias Nong Watermelon, 25

Victim: 14 year old boy

What: Thai police across a variety of agencies, including the Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children (TICAC) task force, arrested Mr. Chanapol, alias Nong Watermelon, 25, in Bangkok on January 5th, 2021.

The arrest was a follow up from a case that the TICAC task force was involved in with an Australian elderly man in Saraphi, Chiang Mai, who had collected and distributed child pornography where young Thai boys were found (link under sources at bottom of article). One of the boys, a 14 year old student, provided details that led to the arrest of Mr. Chanapol.

According to the report, Mr. Chanapol, alias Nong Watermelon, is a “type 2 woman” or ladyboy. Nong Watermelon used Facebook to persuade the 14 year old to send photos and video clips, promising the boy 5,000 baht and that the images would not be published online. The report says since the images were circulated, it’s caused damage to the boy and his family.

Mr. Chanapol, or Nong Watermelon, is a ladyboy who sells sex in hotel rooms. A Twitter account is mentioned (link under sources at bottom of article). The account has 25,000 followers on Twitter. There’s also a Line group that was created to watch porn clips with a membership fee of 1,000 baht per person.

According to the report, Nong Watermelon, who is originally from Ubon Ratchathani, used to own a salon, but stopped working at that business due to economic hardship. Officers arrested Nong Watermelon on the following charges: encouraging children to perform obscene behavior; publicly distributing pornography; disseminating obscene computer data. There’s also potential charges of human trafficking and exploiting children to make pornography. The family is seeking compensation for damages caused by the crimes.

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My take: These stories aren’t easy to read. But it’s encouraging to see that a case that’s over 6 months old with the Australian in Chiang Mai has led to a further arrest.

Let’s hope that investigators are able to identify and track down others who were involved with exploiting the children found on the Australian’s computer.


Thai article on Nong Watermelon’s arrest: https://www.khaosod.co.th/crime/news_5673375
Article about Australian child pornography arrest:
Nong Watermelon’s twitter:

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