“Disturbing news from Suvarnabhumi Airport as a ground crew member of a major airline has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old male passenger. Remember to always be vigilant when travelling and report any suspicious behaviour. #safetyfirst #travelaware #SuvarnabhumiAirport #Thailand”
sexualassault #groundcrewmember #arrested #safetyawareness #travelawareness #safetytips #traveling #Krabi #Thailand #SuvarnabhumiAirport #airportnews
Ground Crew Member Arrested for Assault
A 43-year-old ground crew member of a major airline was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old male passenger in a restroom at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The suspect, Sukksasem Cherdchoo, was taken into custody at a dormitory in Lat Krabang district of Bangkok on Saturday and brought to the Suvarnabhumi Airport police station for questioning.
Victim’s Mother Reports the Incident
The arrest followed a report made by the victim’s 46-year-old mother on Wednesday, stating that her son had been molested by an airline ground crew member operating out of the terminal. The incident occurred around 6:40 pm in a restroom near Gate B8 of the domestic terminal.
Events Leading to the Assault
The 15-year-old boy was traveling alone to visit his mother in Krabi and had approached the ground crew member for assistance. After helping the boy with his boarding pass and directing him to wait for boarding, the suspect allegedly groped the victim. He then convinced the boy that his baggage exceeded the weight limit and led him to a restroom for a luggage inspection.
Details of the Assault
Once inside the restroom, the suspect reportedly locked himself in a stall with the boy and blocked the exit. Despite the victim’s protests, the suspect sexually assaulted him twice. The boy reported that the suspect threatened him about reporting the incident and made him wait while he left the restroom.
Aftermath and Suspect’s Claims
When the victim arrived in Krabi and revealed the attack to his family, he was taken to the Nua Klong police station. Authorities were able to collect DNA evidence, which led to an arrest warrant being issued. The suspect, Sukksasem Cherdchoo, admitted to having had sex with the boy but claimed that the boy persuaded him to do so and offered no resistance. According to the suspect, they did not reach sexual climax due to someone entering the restroom at the time.
Suspect Takes Leave After Complaint Filed
Sukksasem Cherdchoo continued working as usual for the rest of the week but took leave on Saturday, likely knowing that the boy had filed a complaint. He covered his head with a jacket and refused to answer questions from reporters.
This article was based on information provided by the Suvarnabhumi Airport Police Station and local news sources.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What was the ground crew member arrested for at Suvarnabhumi Airport?
A 43-year-old ground crew member was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old male passenger in a restroom at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Q2: How did the authorities find out about the incident?
The victim’s mother reported the incident to the authorities, which led to the arrest of the ground crew member, Sukksasem Cherdchoo.
Q3: What did the suspect claim about the assault?
Sukksasem Cherdchoo admitted to having had sex with the boy but claimed that the boy persuaded him to do so and offered no resistance.