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Convicted rapist on run from police arrested after prostitute fell to her death while having sex on balcony

By William Martin 8:23 AM January 9, 2018
Wannipa "Joy" Janhuathon (L) Reece Vella being arrested

A man who was on the run from the law in the United Kingdom was arrested in Thailand after a prostitute fell to her death while having sex on a balcony.

25-year-old Reece Vella of Worcester served in the Army before being medically discharged.

Vella first got into trouble when he attacked a teenage girl and raped her. In 2012, Vella pleaded guilty to the rape that occurred.

He was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison and he was ordered to register as a sex offender for life.

Last year, Vella was arrested again on drug-related charges. Officials said there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

However, he was nowhere to be found. Now, he was arrested in Pattaya, Thailand, over the death of a prostitute.

Andrayoss Vella said that his brother went to Thailand to start a new life after he turned his life around.

While there, Vella hired Wannipa “Joy” Janhuathon for sex. The two were having sex on the ­balcony of his fifth-floor apartment when the woman fell over and landed on the ground.

Janhuathon suffered head injuries and fractures. Medical workers tried to save her life but she succumbed to her injuries.

Police said that Vella was in shock and knowing he had overstayed his visa by more than two months, he ran away.

He was arrested the following day at a bar on suspicion of “negligence causing others to die.”

Vella is facing 10 years in prison if convicted.