Thailand: U.S. expat english teacher victim of sexual assault

Posted on November 4, 2016 • Filed under: Asia, Expatriate attacked, Thailand

nytimes.com/RICK GLADSTONE reported it was supposed to be a relaxing break at a friendly southern Thailand beach resort for Hannah Gavios, an adventurous 23-year-old New Yorker on a three-day leave from her job teaching English in Vietnam.

Within hours of her arrival last Thursday, the break turned into a nighttime sexual assault, by a Thai stranger who Ms. Gavios said had volunteered to guide her to her hotel, the Chill Out Bar & Bungalow in Railay Bay, Krabi, a popular hangout for young foreigners.

Ms. Gavios said she punched her attacker in the face, bit off part of his ear and ran through the darkness in a failed attempt to escape, falling off a 150-foot cliff near the beach and fracturing her spine. Read Article

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