Seven sentenced in Nataree Massage human trafficking and child prostitution case

Photo: Thai PBS
Photo: Thai PBS

Yesterday, justice was served as the criminal court sentenced seven former staff members of Nataree Massage parlor, which was raided in June of last year on suspicion of human trafficking and child prostitution.

The raid came after reports that the large, Huai Khwang massage parlor was employing trafficked women from neighboring countries and underaged women for sex work.

Evidence collected at the raid showed that many employees of Nataree had been involved and were charged on both counts, reported Thai PBS.

Yesterday, caretaker Ponganan Kanaket and six other former staffers were found guilty but given lessened sentences in exchange for a guilty plea from each offender.

Ponganan’s jail sentence was reduced from 26 years to 11 years and 24 months a fine of THB15,000.

The second defendant, Somprasong Soijit had a sentence lessened to 11 years and 18 months with a fine of THB15,000.

Three more defendants had sentences reduced and will be jailed for 8 years and 6 months, according to Manager.

PSS Entertainment Co., the entity that owns the parlor, was fined THB655,000.

The owner of the massage parlor is still running from authorities and there is a warrant for his arrest.


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