THE Bangkok South Criminal Court has sentenced former Democrat Party deputy leader Prinn Panichphakdi to two years and eight months in jail without parole on charges of subjecting an 18-year-old student to indecent exposure at a restaurant in 2021, Matichon newspaper said late last night (Aug. 22).
Mr. Kosolwat Intuchanyong, deputy spokesman for the Office of the Attorney General, said he was informed by Ms. Patchara Issaraporn, the prosecutor at Southern Bangkok Criminal Case 3, that this verdict on two counts of indecent acts was passed on Aug. 10.
The plaintiff had told the court that Prinn had tricked her into joining him at a rooftop restaurant in Sukhumvit Soi 11 to talk about work and teach her how to invest in stocks where the indecent acts occurred.
This incident took place in 2021 but the student reported it to police in April 2022.
After this first case some other women too filed sexual misconduct charges against him.
Patchara said the court will be handing down a verdict in another indecent exposure case against Prinn on Sept. 25 while other cases are at the cross-examination of witnesses stage.
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