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Thai police to look into British tourist’s rape allegation

August 27, 2018

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they’ve formed a committee to investigate a rape allegation made by a British tourist who claims that Thai police refused to file charges on her behalf when she initially reported the crime.

Police said Monday that an independent committee was established on Sunday to investigate claims that police on a Thai resort island had failed to file charges when the tourist reported she had been raped. Krissana said the committee would take seven days to come to a conclusion.

According to a report in the local online newspaper Samui Times, an unidentified 19-year-old British national claimed that she was drugged, robbed and raped on the island of Koh Tao on June 26.

Thai officials claim that she never included allegations of rape in her initial report.

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