• All the women were unaware the accused was married
  • The victims were aged between 40-60 years
  • The accused had created social media accounts to chat with the women

A dozen women in Thailand, who had sex with a married man, have approached a lawyer as they fear they might be sued by the accused's wife.

The accused, identified only as Pu, allegedly created fake social media accounts to befriend the women, and entice them into sexual relationships.

The victims, who weren't aware Pu was married, got into touch with each other on Facebook after one of them, identified as 56-year-old Noo Ya, wrote about her encounter with Pu. The accused allegedly created 15 hoax accounts on social media platforms -- eight on Facebook, four on Instagram and three on Line to connect with his victims, Thaiger reported.

The man reportedly targeted single mothers. While chatting with the women, the suspect told them he worked as the managing director of a Japanese company in Thailand. Ya revealed in her Facebook post that Pu had falsely claimed he had divorced his wife eight years ago and wanted to be in a serious relationship with her. She claimed things were going on well between them, except Pu wanted to keep their relationship a secret. The woman said he broke off with her after she once posted about their relationship on social media.

Pu reportedly would vanish into thin air after getting what he desired from the women.

Ya's revelation on Facebook gained traction among his other victims, all of whom were aged between 40-60, following which they decided to end the relationship and seek legal help. After the 12 women decided to contact a lawyer, another 11 victims of Pu came on board.

Thai lawyer Ratchapon Sirisakhon reported that on July 17, he was approached by the representatives of the women at his office. He said the women were scared of being sued by his legal wife as Thailand has a history of issuing fines between 500,000 baht (approximately $13,645) and 5,000,000 baht (approximately $136,453) against mistresses, Yahoo News reported.

Sirisakhon said, as per Thai law, a legal wife can sue his husband's mistress, but the charges will be dismissed if the latter proves she was lured into the relationship.

Ya also said she wanted to apologize to Pu's legal wife for how she unknowingly became his mistress without knowing about his existing marriage.

It wasn't clear if the women had filed a complaint against the man or if any action was taken against him.

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