A soldier infected with HIV is currently under arrest in Thailand for allegedly blackmailing and raping 70 teenage boys.
In a statement, police learned that the suspect was making fake social media accounts on Facebook as well as the gay dating app Blued. He did so to win the trust of his victims. In turn, they were sending him nude pictures of themselves as well as meeting up with him. After finding out he was lying about who he was, he would threaten to post their nude photos to the public if they did not engage in sexual activities with him.
According to Lt. Col. Nacharot Kaewpetch, they found medicine for treating HIV in the home of the 43-year-old man. The man is Sgt. Maj. Jakkrit Khomsing. He lives in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen. After a test, they were able to confirm that the man does have HIV.
Man With HIV Rapes 70 Boys In Thailand
Police were able to determine that he had sex with at least 70 people who are between the ages of 13 and 18-years-old. Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn says that though the suspect is a soldier, his behavior is not dismissable. However, what is going on is a personal issue and not one of the army.
Currently, police are in the process of widening their investigation. They are making attempts at reaching out to others who have yet to file any charges.
Jakkirt so far has six charges. His charges include sex with a minor under 15 with or without their consent. This charge is punishable by four to 20 years in prison. Next, indecent assault of a minor under 15 using threats which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Then, separating a minor under 15 from their parents without reason, punishable by three to 15 years in prison. Next, blackmail, punishable by up to three years in prison. Finally, coercing minors to conduct inappropriate acts, punishable by up to three months in prison.