An American tourist was raped by a courier in a Thai bungalow after he entered her room when she was sleeping.
The young woman, who cannot be named, checked into the bungalow with her partner in Koh Phangan last Thursday (March 19) afternoon.
When her boyfriend went outside, a furniture delivery worker who was installing equipment at the resort, noticed the sleeping woman through a window. He then opened the door and lay down on the bed next to her.
The woman said at first she thought it was her boyfriend but then realised it was an intruder and tried to push him away. The alleged attacker was then said to have raped her while his colleague stood at the door and watched. They then fled together before police arrested both of them.
Police said the woman waited for her boyfriend to return then they made a complaint at a local police station. She was taken to the hospital before being questioned by the police.
Officers arrested two suspects, Pongsathorn Patint , 26, and Rajan Kaewkohlaba, 23, at the island's pier as they were allegedly about to leave the island. Police said that Pongsathorn admitted raping the American woman while Rajan watched.
Pongsathorn was seen in a green T-shirt and purple face mask in the video, who pointed at the room where he raped the tourist.
The suspect, who went back to the scene with police and pointed at the bed, said they were delivering and installing furniture in the same block of bungalows when they saw the woman sleeping alone in her room.
Pongsathorn reportedly said: "We were hired to install furniture in the bungalow and after we finished work we walked by the tourist's room and saw her alone.
"I tried to open the door and found it was not locked, so I went in and raped her while my friend helped me by watching the door."
Police Lt Col Somsak Nurod said the two suspects were being detained while the alleged victim's hospital test results was returned, statements were taken and CCTV was collected.
He said: "Initially, the two workers will be charged with rape as one of them was an accomplice.
''They will be imprisoned while we are waiting for the victim's test result which will be used as evidence in court.''