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Man convicted of rape of Norwegian woman in Thailand

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A 34-year-old Thai man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the rape of a 26-year-old Norwegian woman on the holiday island Koh Phangan.

The woman told the police that the 33-year-old man offered to help her after she lost her wallet while on holiday.

She accepted a ride on the man’s moped, but was driven in a different direction, assaulted, raped, and abandoned. The assault took place on May 12th.

The 34-year-old was arrested the next day and confessed under interrogation by the police. On Monday he was sentenced to 16 years in prison, but the court reduced the sentence to eight years as he confessed to the crime wrote Koh Phangan News online newspaper.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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