Thai Crime: Son Of Attacked Masseuse Wants To Know Why American Attacked His Mother

The son and relatives of the masseuse allegedly assaulted and raped by an American citizen have arrived in the northeastern province but have not yet confronted the accused.
“I want to know why he did this to my mom, as well as his motive,” said Ball, at a traditional massage parlor.
Robert Gordon, 37, and his mother traveled from Lop Buri to Khon Kaen, where Robert Gordon was expected to be taken to the crime scene for a re-enactment on Monday.
When the re-enactment was canceled, they were disappointed.
Gordon was previously identified only by his last name. Police discovered he was born in Colorado.
In Khon Kaen, Pol Col Preecha Kengsarikit, head of the Muang police station, said the suspect refused to re-enact the alleged assault on the 45-year-old woman because he feared for his safety.
On Monday, investigators will ask him further questions and ask the provincial court to extend his detention, he said.
In accepting Mr Gordon’s request not to conduct the crime reenactment, Ball questioned whether police used different standards for Thai and foreign suspects.
“There should be no special treatment for foreigners who commit crimes in Thailand,” he said. He said if the suspect had been Thai, he would have been forced to perform the re-enactment.
Recently, the suspect was arrested at a hotel in Soi Nana in Bangkok. He claimed he was under the influence of drugs when he committed the alleged crimes.
Before leaving the province, he allegedly committed an obscene act against a 13-year-old girl in Ban Phai district, before fleeing Muang district of Khon Kaen for Bangkok on a motorcycle.
Police say the American was charged with serious physical assault, rape, and illegally detaining others.
Gordon’s wife and lawyer have arrived in Khon Kaen from Amnart Charoen, said Khon Kaen police chief Pol Maj Gen Noppakao Sommana

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