Sol­dier with HIV ac­cused of black­mail, rape of teens

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - WORLD -

Po­lice in Thai­land have ar­rested an Hiv-in­fected sol­dier who al­legedly black­mailed and raped more than 70 teenage boys.

Po­lice said in a state­ment that they had re­ceived a com­plaint that the sus­pect was us­ing fake so­cial me­dia pro­files on Face­book and the gay dat­ing app Blued to win the trust of his vic­tims so they would send him nude pho­tos be­fore agree­ing to meet him. When they found out he was not who he pre­tended to be on­line, he would threaten to make their nude pho­tos pub­lic if they re­fused to have sex with him.

Po­lice Lt. Col. Nacharot Kaew­petch said the po­lice dis­cov­ered medicine for treat­ing HIV when they ar­rested the 43-year-old sus­pect, Sgt. Maj. Jakkrit Khom­s­ing, at his home Wed­nes­day in the north­east­ern prov­ince of Khon Kaen.

They said tests con­firmed he was in­fected with HIV.

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