Norman John Wallis has been
arrested and charged with raping a 13-year-old boy.
A former British air force officer has been arrested for
allegedly raping a 13-year-old boy in his car on Pratamnak Hill.
Norman John Wallis, 79, was captured by child-protection
officers and social workers in the act with the boy in his Toyota Vios near
Pratamnak Soi 4 Feb. 25. Officers pulled the naked Brit out of the vehicle
that had its lights off and interior shielded.
Officers said Wallis admitted to purchasing sexual
services of the underage boy for 700 baht from an intermediary. Phalisorn
Nojaphalisorn, director of Chonburi Children’s Protection and Development
Center, had Wallis under surveillance and called police after he said Wallis
left Royal Garden Plaza with the boy.
Wallis said he’d been living in Pattaya for two months
and claimed to be unaware that having homosexual relations with an underage
child was illegal.