UK Student, Allegedly Gang-Raped In Thailand, Calls Police Investigation 'Humiliating'

02/19/2013 11:20 pm 23:20:00

A 20-year-old university student from Scotland was allegedly gang-raped following a night out in Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post.

While Thai police are reportedly investigating the woman's claims of sexual assault, the student has spoken out against how local authorities treated her in the aftermath, calling the ordeal "humiliating."

"The police and authorities are very humiliating, their whole system has let me down –- they’re making out that I was some drunk idiot and it was my fault, which was not the case," the unidentified student told Scottish-based broadcaster STV News.

According to the Bangkok Post, the woman was discovered crying on a balcony in Nakhon Si Thammarat around 6 a.m. Friday with abrasions to her knee and elbow. In police reports, the woman said four men in a passing pickup truck stopped and dragged her into a shophouse early Friday morning, and at least two of the men raped her.

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office released the following statement about the alleged gang-rape: "We are aware of a British national having been involved in a serious assault in Thailand. We are providing consulate assistance at this difficult time."

While the woman, who was on break from her studies, told STV News that she could not remember all of what happened that evening, her memory remained clear on several key factors of the case.

"I remember it was raining, I remember there were four of them and I remember the attack happened on a concrete floor," the she recalled recalled. "I remember quite clearly what the two men who raped me looked like. One was wearing a black T-shirt and the other was wearing a green khaki T-shirt, he had black hair and a gap in his teeth or a tooth missing."

However, as the Daily Mail reports, witnesses are undermining the woman's claim, stating that she was, in fact, escorted home from the bar.

Results of the Scottish woman's examination for signs of rape are expected within a few days, according to the Bangkok Post.

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