A couple who filmed themselves engaging in sexual activity under a Yang Na tree on the Chiang Mai-Lamphun road in Chiang Mai to create content for their OnlyFans account have been arrested in neighboring Phayao province.
The couple, identified only as Mr. Ae and Ms. Bee, were arrested after they sold a sexually-content clip to have it posted on the adult website “xvideos.com”, Commissioner Pol Lt Gen Piya Tawichai said. Provincial Police of Region 5, said.
When local residents learned of the sex video, they blamed the couple for the misfortune that subsequently struck the century-old tree, which they consider sacred.
Police also confiscated 19 cosplay outfits, including costumes for a bank employee and a doctor, which were used to film sexual content, as well as booklets, a cell phone and a laptop.
The couple were taken to Saraphi Police Station in Chiang Mai to face charges of violating Article 287 of the Penal Code and Article 14 of the Computer Law for downloading pornographic material on a computer system that allows others to access it publicly.
They also face a charge of obscenity under article 388 of the Penal Code, punishable by a fine of up to 5,000 baht.
The couple have shared more than 70 videos on social media since last year, many with sexual content. Police also discovered evidence of money received from their subscribers.
Pol Lt Gen Piya has warned the public that pornography is illegal in Thailand. He said legal action will be taken against other couples and that the police are working with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society to block access to all of these websites.