A German national charged with raping a minor in Thailand was found dead in his prison cell in what was believed to be a suicide. Helmut Nehls was found dead in his cell Wednesday with his wrists slashed and a sock stuffed down his throat. Prison officials said they were sure it was a suicide because he was in solitary confinement and the key to his cell was with the supervisor. Thai police arrested Nehls on Feb. 10 on charges of raping and abducting a minor. He was arrested in a rented house in Udon Thani with a 12-year-old girl.
Deutsche Presse-Agentur