Man accused of leading away six-year-old girl hand-in-hand before raping and killing her ‘confesses to ten other child murders’
- Man known as ‘Nui’ charged with rape and murder of six-year-old
- Was filmed on CCTV leading her away by the hand before killing her
- According to police he has now confessed to ten other child murders
- Nui is a convicted child abductor who was only released from jail in August
- ‘Nong Cartoon’ abducted from father’s truck in Bangkok on November 6
A man who yesterday confessed to the brutal rape and murder of a six-year-old girl in Bangkok has admitted ten other child murders, according to police.
Officers in the Thai capital are examining the man’s extraordinary claims after he apparently confessed to being a serial killer following his arrest in the north east Thai province of Nong Khai.
The mystery man, who has no ID, was orphaned at birth and goes under the name of Nui, is a convicted child abductor and is being held by police.
The leader of Thai folk group Mai Thai Hui Jai Silp, for which Nui worked as a roadie, has now made a public statement saying the man under arrest is no ‘scape goat’.
‘He wore one of our T-shirts with the group’s logo on it. He is the same man as the one caught on the CCTV,’ said the group’s lead linger Ekluck.
And Sudarat Sereewat, Secretary General of Thailand’s Coalition to Fight Against Child Exploitation, said: ‘In the local context we have to take what the man is saying as being true. Ten other children could well have been raped and murdered
Thai police are looking at details of the group’s recent tours and it is believed that the group has been to most provinces of Thailand.
Since the man’s arrest the parents of two young girls have reported their daughters missing to the police murder headquarters in Bang Na, Bangkok.
The parents of one girl reported her missing in Loei Province of Thailand. The parents of the second are from Bang Bon, Bangkok.
The chilling confessions may seem far-fetched but the authorities are taking them very seriously.
Missing person reports while not uncommon in Thailand and police, claiming lack of resources, often do little more than log the cases, even in the cases of young children.
Thai Police however say in the last year they have found over 1000 missing children and returned them to their parents.
Very often they are used by ‘Fagin’ type gangs who send them out to beg in tourist areas.
Last night at a press conference, Nui attempted to make amends his actions, saying: ‘Apologies to the parents. I didn’t mean to do what I did’.
Nui had spotted the girl nicknamed Cartoon, real name Attitaya Pechdon in the father’s pick-up truck where he had left her on December 6th while attending the group’s concert in a suburb of Bangkok.
Police Major General Thitirat Nongharnpitak, Deputy Chief of Bangkok Metropolitan Police said: “He gave her some sweets and told her to come with him and he would buy her more. He then took the girl to a bush area on a deserted plot and attempted to rape her.
“She resisted so he choked her. Then he raped her.”
The girls’s mother Tukta Sawangsri reported the disappearance of Cartoon at 3.35 am on December 7th after the father Sayan Pechdon admitted he had lost her.
Just as the James Bulger case rocked Britain more than 20 years ago, Nong Cartoon’s abduction has left Thailand reeling from this horror story.
Bulger, aged 2 years 10 months, was caught on CCTV being led away by 10-year-old Jon Venables from the New Strand Shopping Centre in Bottle, Merseyside, on February 12 1993. Venables and Robert Thompson were later tried for his abduction, torture and murder.