Mask-less sex workers worry public, get fined for prostitution instead

Two sex workers were fined THB1,000 (US$32) each today after a clip spread showing them not wearing face masks while propositioning potential clients.

The women, who were not identified, were called into a police station in northern metro Bangkok for questioning after they were seen offering sexual services to a man in a car. They were fined THB1,000 (US$32) each for violating Section 5 of the Prevention and Suppression of Prostitution Act by propositioning someone in public with sexual services, according to Col. Wiwat Assawawiboon of the Thanyaburi police.

The incident was said to happen in what’s colloquially known as Soi Pan Sook (“sharing happiness”) for its readily available sex in Pathum Thani province. 

The sex workers were initially criticized online for not wearing face masks. Some accused them of working after 11pm in violation of the nighttime curfew which expired this morning.  

Wiwat said that after investigating and questioning the women, police concluded they had violated curfew. The women also told police that they usually wore face masks, but took them off when talking customers. 

Read more of Coconuts Bangkok’s content here.

Paywall: You’re outta here, Coconuts stories are free for all

We have removed our paywall on all Coconuts stories. This does not mean the end of COCO+ Membership at all, but the value proposition is changing.

Rather than being a transactional subscription – whereby you pay for access to content – it is now a true membership program – whereby Coconuts stories are free for everyone but super-fans can monetarily support our independent journalism, and get added member benefits.

If you'd like to support Coconuts, you can become a COCO+ Member for as little as US$5 per year. Thank you!

READ MORE

CITY: BANGKOKCATEGORY: NEWSSUB-CATEGORIES: CRIME

Leave a Reply

Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on
MOST POPULAR

Send this to a friend