Swedish 12 year old raped in Thai resort

A man has been arrested in Thailand on suspicion of raping a twelve year old Swedish girl in the holiday resort of Koh Samui, according to Thai authorities.

The man was an employee at the hotel where the girl was staying with her family, reported Aftonbladet and Expressen. The rape is alleged to have taken place just after New Year and the man was arrested a couple of days later.

The man has admitted to police that he had sexual intercourse with the girl, but he denies that he used force.

It is illegal to have sex with anyone under the age of 15 in Thailand.

TT/The Local