An Australian man who notoriously organized “wild boat orgies” with foreign men and Thai women was recently arrested by authorities in Thailand after a successful undercover sting operation.
The suspect, identified as 49-year-old Stephen Allan Carpenter, was nabbed by the police in Saraburi, Thailand at around 2:00 a.m. on June 19 after he fled from Pattaya and went into hiding over an arrest warrant that was issued on Saturday, according to T News
Carpenter made a post on classified advertisements website Craigslist on Dec. 6, 2017, offering a “wild boat orgy” to men, according to Coconuts Bangkok
. A police officer, who was part of the sting operation, contacted Carpenter through the messaging app LINE about the ad that he made and scheduled a boat orgy for June 14, 2018.
During their conversation, Carpenter, who is from New South Wales, Australia, demanded a 50% deposit from the undercover cop on the total charge of 38,000 Thai baht ($1,188). He told the undercover cop that his girls were “up for anything,” and “Just fill them up with grog and they do the lot.”
After the deposit was made, police immediately used that to issue an arrest warrant.
Officers acted on a warrant and arrested Stephen Allan Carpenter on charges of mutual consent to satisfy the lust of others, engaging women in obscene acts with men or women, and taking away people to commit acts of prostitution, even if the person was consenting,” Pol Lt Col Dulayaphat Techaphonchayasin, who lead the investigation, said in a statement.
In their exchange of messages, Carpenter reportedly shared a few images and videos showing the orgy he previously hosted on the boat. The content of the graphic video shows Thai women performing sexual acts on each other as other foreigners watch while filming with their phones, Daily Mail
In another video, Carpenter showed the Thai prostitutes dancing provocatively, which was believed to have been filmed during his event earlier this year.
The more expensive boat orgy was promised to last for six hours and comes with at least eight girls, food, and alcohol, according to the report.
Carpenter is also facing several other charges aside from the illegal boat orgy operation. He is reportedly facing charges for violating the laws governing what foreigners can do in Thailand as well as for overstaying his visa.
The suspect, who refused to answer questions citing a language barrier, is also being accused of violating the kingdom’s computer crime act when he posted nude images of the women.
If found guilty, he could face a minimum of seven years in prison and at maximum, life in prison.