Thai police seek information for surrogate twins case

Thai police seek information for surrogate twins case

Thai police expect additional information soon on the case of an Australian man charged with sexually abusing Thai-born surrogate twins.

The alleged victims were born to a Thai surrogate mother. "We expect to get information in the next one or two days," Pol Maj-General Apichart Suriboonya said yesterday, in his capacity as head of the National Police Office's Foreign Affairs Division.

Thailand has asked for the information from Australian authorities and an Australia-based Interpol unit, Apichart said.

He believes this case is not linked to Mitsutoki Shigeta, a Japanese man who fathered over a dozen children via surrogate mothers in Thailand.

"We have tried to get information from Shigeta via his lawyer," said Apichart.

It remains unclear why Shigeta, who reportedly is a major business owner, wanted to have so many children.

Shigeta used the services of the All IVF clinic in Bangkok. Clinic owner Dr Pisit Tantiwattanakul has been asked to report in person to Lumpini Police Station but has yet to do so.

Police say that if Pisit keeps postponing his meeting with police via his lawyer, he will face an arrest warrant.

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