A 43-year-old HIV-positive army sergeant major was arrested earlier this month for allegedly raping about 75 teenage boys, between the ages of 13 and 18. The high-ranking Thai soldier, named Jakkrit Khomsing, has since been stripped of his military rank.
Jakkrit, who faces six charges including the rape and molestation of minors, has been detained at a house in Nam Phong district, Khon Kaen province.
According to Technology Crime Task Force deputy head Surachate Hakparn, Jakkrit lured his victims using a fake profile on gay dating site ‘Blued’. Using the image of an attractive man, Jakkrit manipulated the young boys into sending him explicit photos of themselves before blackmailing them with the photos into having sex with him.
Surachate revealed at a press conference on Thursday that the authorities “have evidence that he raped the boys, about 75 of them…and he confessed.”