The DASchild Foundation

Case Studies

There are obviously many case studies that we could share on this site. The following story, which was spearheaded by Ronnasit Proekasayajivahas, President of The Counter Human Trafficking Unit (CTU) and the Director of the Field Opt, is one we choose to highlight. 

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The Counter Human Trafficking   Unit (CTU), led by Ronnasit Proeksayajiva, has  successfully rescued victims of slavery and violence throughout Thailand. CTU has also gathered evidence to prosecute criminals found guilty of these atrocious crimes against women and children.

In 2008, for example, Ronnasit was monitoring Chiang Mai, Thailand in search of victims when he noticed a group of young boys between 10 to 20 years old.  He later found out that these boys were available for paid sex. Customers included foreigners from the US, UK and Europe as well as Thai nationals. Unfortunately, CTU was unable to gather information because this group of boys was controlled by a violent gang who were always within close proximity.   

A year later, Ronnasit was contacted by a Chiang Mai “aftercare” center that had received a boy, Nyi Nyi, whom they believed was sexually assaulted by this same gang.  Nyi Nyi was a 12-year-old Burmese who was originally recruited into the group to make silver handcrafts. But rather than make silver, he was initiated into the group by being sexually assaulted by its gang leader.

From that point forward, Nyi Nyi was sold for sex for as little as a couple hundred baht.  Whenever he tried to run away, he was caught and abused by the gang members with cigarette burns, electric shocks, stick beatings and rapes.  CTU gathered evidence about the gang’s crimes for the next 6 months.  Their hard work paid off when they were able to arrest the gang leader and two regular customers including a British man and a Thai monk.

The greatest reward was the rescue of 10 boys from the gang leader’s home!  Nyi Nyi was returned to his parents and is being closely monitored by a multidisciplinary team of social workers and psychologists to ensure that he will not fall victim again.  He is also involved in a variety of educational and extracurricular activities with other children. Thanks to Ronnasit and CTU, Nyi Nyi has a second chance for a bright future.








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