Thai police arrest Germanin HIV/AIDS scare

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23 September 2004 , BANGKOK - Thai police plan to deport a German man for overstaying his visa by three years in the wake of community fears that he was a carrier of HIV/AIDS and was having unprotected sex with young school girls. Hans-Otto Schiemann, 55, born in Schweinfurt, Germany, was arrested in Chaiyaphum province, 270 kilometres northeast of Bangkok, Wednesday on charges of overstaying his tourist visa. Schiemann was scheduled to be brought to Chaiyaphum district court Thursday afternoon where he is

23 September 2004

BANGKOK - Thai police plan to deport a German man for overstaying his visa by three years in the wake of community fears that he was a carrier of HIV/AIDS and was having unprotected sex with young school girls.

Hans-Otto Schiemann, 55, born in Schweinfurt, Germany, was arrested in Chaiyaphum province, 270 kilometres northeast of Bangkok, Wednesday on charges of overstaying his tourist visa.

Schiemann was scheduled to be brought to Chaiyaphum district court Thursday afternoon where he is likely to be fined for visa violations and ordered deported from the kingdom, said Chaiyaphum Police Lieutenant Colonel Khampol Nonuch.

Police inspected Schiemann's passport on the prompting of his former wife, a Thai national who recently tested positive for HIV and told community leaders she contracted the deadly virus from her husband. The ex-wife also informed authorities that her husband was fond of purchasing unprotected sex from young school girls.

"We don't know whether Schiemann has AIDS or not and we have no authority to test him," said Khampol. He said Schiemann was likely to be transferred to Bangkok's Suan Phlu immigration detention centre for deportation.

Thailand, known for its booming sex industry, has an estimated 600,000 cases of HIV/AIDS.

DPA

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