Serious charges await bare-butts Americans

A photo released by the Immigration Bureau shows two American men arrested at Don Mueang airport, Bangkok, Tuesday night. On Wednesday Bangkok police prepared more severe charges in relation to their posted bare-butts photos taken at the well-known Temple of Dawn.

Police on Wednesday prepared serious computer crime and religious insult charges with possible imprisonment for two American men arrested at Don Mueang airport Tuesday night for posting photos of their bare buttocks taken at the Temple of Dawn.

Pol Col Jarupat Thongkomol, chief of the Bangkok Yai police station, said on Wednesday that both confessed to the act and had been fined 5,000 baht Tuesday night for getting naked in public. The fine was the heaviest permissible for the offence.

The station chief also said police were preparing more charges against the Americans, because they posted their photos on the internet and took photos of their naked body parts at a religious site.

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