Thailand: Police charge British national Nicholas Rabet with child molestation

Nicholas Rabet was the former deputy manager of Islington Council’s children’s home at 114 Grosvenor Avenue.

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Police charge a British national with child molestation in Thailand’s tourist town of Pattaya. A British man has been charged with molesting underage children in Thailand, using computer games to lure dozens of boys to his home, police said on Saturday (July 16, 2005). Nicholas John Rabet, 56, was detained on Thursday (July 14) at a rented house in the resort town of Pattaya. During a raid on his house, police confiscated 11 game machine consoles, snacks and plastic bags filled with clothes of children who came to play at his place. Police Colonel Preecha Soonthornsiri said Rabet offered his house as a free game arcade for children aged between 6-14 on the condition they took off their clothes while playing the games to prevent them from stealing game cassettes. A bell would be hung on the front door to show that he was at home and the boys could come to play, Preecha said. Preecha said there were hundreds of boys who had played at the house, but there were about 30 of them who visited regularly, and would be paid between 500-1,000 baht ($12-$24) for performing sex acts on him. ($1 = 41.81 baht) Rabet could face a maximum jail term of five years if found guilty. The age of sexual consent is 15 in Thailand.


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