Tourist is lead down alley and raped in Bangkok. Chilling moment Thai construction worker leads a New Zealand tourist down an alleyway where she claims she was raped.
A 34-year-old Thai construction worker has surrendered himself to police, two days after allegedly raping a 29-year-old New Zealand woman returning to her hostel in Bangkok’s Phra Nakhon district in the early hours of Saturday morning.
According to The Nation, the development follows a complaint made by the unnamed tourist at Samran Rat police station at 3am on Saturday, who claims she was lured to the under-renovation three-level building and attacked as she returned from an evening with friends in the Khao San Road tourist area.
Immigration Police Chief Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakpal revealed that a police investigation had identified the suspect from CCTV footage as construction worker Anat Ouddee.
With police securing a warrant for his court arrest, Mr Ouddee willingly submitted himself to authorities on Monday.
CCTV footage first shared by The Bangkok Post shows the alleged victim seated on the footpath near the Issarp Hostel on the night of the incident.
The woman is then approached by a male in white shirt who takes her hand and walks her down an alley to the alleged crime scene, opposite the Wat Ratchabophit royal temple complex.
The alleged attack occurred one night before the victim was scheduled to return home, however, police have since assisted in having her stay extended in order for her to testify in the case.
Neighbours told police the man in the surveillance video was a construction worker, who often went out drinking after work and returned to the site late at night.