Prinn Panitchpakdi, the former Democrat deputy leader, has been released on bail after answering charges in two sexual harassment cases and one rape case brought against him.
The Bangkok South Criminal Court said the politician is now barred from leaving the country.
According to Pol Maj Gen Trairong Piwpan, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB), authorities have also requested that the suspect be barred from contacting witnesses or tampering with evidence in order to ensure that the investigation is conducted transparently.
Hathairat Thanakitamnuay, a key anti-government figure, filed a rape charge against Prinn on April 14 for an alleged sexual assault in early 2021 at a residence in Soi Sukhumvit 3.
According to police, Six more women are expected to file similar sexual harassment or rape complaints against Prinn on Monday (18 Apr).
Prinn, who denied wrongdoing, spoke briefly with reporters when he arrived at Lumpini police station on Sunday morning (17 Apr).
This sex scandal arose after an 18-year-old student filed a complaint on April 12 against the former Democrat politician, accusing him of sexually harassing her during a meeting on April 11 at a bar in Soi Sukhumvit 11, Watthana district. The woman said they were supposed to discuss economic topics for her studies, but the politician instead focused on sexual issues and attempted to harass her.