A MOVE Forward Party councillor for Bangkok was today (July 13) bailed out after denying charges of sexually abusing an 18-year-old girl, Sanook.com said.
Pol. Col. Kritsada Manawongsakul, superintendent of Thung Maha Mek police station, said the councillor, Mr. Anupap Thanthong, was summoned to acknowledge charges filed by four 16 to 18 teenagers that he sexually harassed one of them, Ms. Air (pseudonym), 18, at his condominium after inviting them over for some drinks.
At 9 a.m. Anupap arrived at the police station together with his lawyers and relatives and quickly went in to meet police investigators. When questioning was over and he was brought down to go to Southern Bangkok Criminal Court to apply for his temporary detention he said briefly that he came today to testify and denied the alleged wrongdoing.
When he arrived at the court reporters there asked him whether he had anything to clarify, and he replied that he had nothing further to say as he had already given a full explanation to the police.
His relatives tried to shield from the media and one of them almost fainted in front of the detention cell.
After two hours in court Anupap was granted bail with 100,000 baht surety under the condition that he does not leave the country nor interfere with the witnesses.
On his way out of the court he dodged the media by switching to another car with his relatives leaving in the one he arrived in.
Move Forward Party councillor for Bangkok Anupap Thanthong arriving at the police station today. The Thai headline says, “Only said: Didn’t do it.” Photo: Sanook.com