Gay U.S. couple arrested in Thailand for taking naked selfies of their behinds outside Temple of Dawn and uploading photos on TwitterBy Alexis Bell 7:32 AM December 1, 2017
A gay U.S. couple is in trouble in Thailand after they took naked selfies outside a temple and uploaded the photos on Twitter, according to immigration officials.
Thailand Immigration police said that they have arrested the U.S. tourists, who were identified as Joseph and Travis Dasilva, for exposing themselves outside the Temple of Dawn, which is also known as Wat Arun.
Both men were charged with getting naked in public.
The 38-year-old men are being held, pending a court hearing.
If convicted, they face a fine of up to $150.
The couple is also facing more serious charges including violating the Computer Crime Act for uploading pornographic pictures.
If convicted, they face up to 12 years in prison.
According to the police investigation, the gay couple recently came to Thailand and visited several popular locations.
Joseph and Travis visited the Temple of Dawn, where they pulled down their pants and took selfies.
They then uploaded the photos on Twitter and Instagram.
The photos quickly spread and they were forwarded to the police.
When Joseph and Travis of San Diego, California, learned that the police were looking for them, they rushed to the Don Mueang airport in order to leave the country.
Police got to them first and they were arrested.
Police urged Americans to respect cultural, historical, and religious sites simply because it is good manners to do so.