WHAT IS ATCC?
The expulsion of NOJA as the Director of Human Help Network’s Child Protection and Development center in February 17, 2012 led to the establishment of new “Anti Trafficking Program” to be run by NOJA. ICE was the first to sponsor this new initiative and has continued through 2015 as can be seen in the many photos. It is at this point, NOJA’s role changed from being a child protector to a paid investigative surrogate for the FBI and ICE.
NOJA’s ATCC promotional website information in 2014 stated that he is a Board of Directors member of FACE Foundation together with a top Bangkok Prosecutor and Supreme Court Judge. However FACE Foundation legal registration documents confirm that this is a lie. NOJA has also testified in Pattaya Court that ATCC is “not a natural person or a juristic person under the law as Anti Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Center (ATCC) is only a name for a group of persons”.
In NOJA’s Bangkok Post interview “Mr. Palisorn acknowledged that the NGO received funding and financial support from many foreign bodies including ….. US Homeland Security….” and “It is not a secret we work with the FBI as well as local police” . In addition, ICE and many other donors to ATCC signs are shown on NOJA’s Facebook. What remains unclear is how ten western nations including the DOJ are funding an entity that by its own Directors (NOJA) admission does not exist.
Questions are raised about the purpose of a center that is located ten kilometers from the city center and is funded by a United States DOJ “investigative” Agency. There are many US organizations and foundations with the mandate to care for and protect children from abuse but ICE is not one of them which raises the immediate question of why would ICE provided funding to ATCC.
It is clear that the FBI-LA illegal interrogations on June 3, 2013 and June 5, 2013 were facilitated by NOJA at ATCC which exposes the real purpose of ICE funding of ATCC. ATCC is simply a place where US and foreign law enforcement are allowed access to interrogate abused minor children without interference from RTP. It is not likely that Thai authorities understood that ICE motivations for funding ATCC was to circumvent their authority or that ATCC would allow foreign police to interrogate Thai children in violation of Thai law.
NOJA confirmed the operation of ATCC during his October 11, 2015 interview with the Bangkok Post stating “the (minor) boys came and went as they pleased” and “it is standard procedure whenever children are admitted to his center to question them about their recent activities” . Questioning children after ATCC NOJA has allowed them to leave his center and be abused can hardly be considered “Child Protection”.
NOJA has further claimed to the Bangkok Post, “over the past six years ATCC has pursued on average 15 cases of child sex abuse annually. On average, they lose one case a year” . Stated otherwise a minimum of 7% of his accusations are false and innocent people’s lives are destroyed by being falsely accused of such heinous crimes. If these claims were true there would also need to be 84 pedophiles in Pattaya prison which there are not. So where did they go?
From NOJA’s own statements and the evidence in this document it should be clear that NOJA’s ATCC center is simply a US DOJ established illegal interrogation center that allows children to leave and be abused and provides a steady supply of children that can leave and be exploited to frame or entrap foreign nationals. Furthermore, evidence clearly shows that NOJA has been recruited as a CHS for FBI and ICE in order to obtain and keep secret information about child abuse crimes committed by Americans in Thailand.
NOJA has been able to exploit his relationship with the US Government and ICE together with the many false statements found on his website in regard to his relationship with FACE Foundation and its Directors and has obtained funding and support from nine western nations in addition to many private donors. Funding provided on the basis of ATCC being a child care center or for that matter being a legal entity are misguided and a misuse of funds that can better serve the interests and protection of vulnerable children.
The FBI’s deception has indirectly included some of the most influential Thai judicial officials. As merely a former Director of Human Help Networks orphanage in Pattaya, the FBI’s informant NOJA lacked any credibility to be involved with investigative activities. To overcome this, with the “advisory” support of FACE Director Sudarat Sereewat and becoming a “project” under FACE Foundation , the FBI and their CHS were able to exploit the unquestionable integrity of FACE Board of Directors Chairman Wanchai Roujanvong, Director General Internal Affairs Department, Office of the Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice Jaran Pakdankul.
It is not logical that these leading Thai judicial officials if they had known would lend their name and reputation to a scheme that would intentionally prevent and deceive the RTP from investigating child abuse crimes in Thailand and allow Thai children to be abused.
Circumventing RTP authority and disclosing confidential investigation information, on the day of his arrest, the FBI’s informant was posting photos on his Facebook of HOBBS and his wife during the search at MIDTOWN prior to him even being taken to the police station. The post states in effect that he and the FBI got another one. HOBBS was not taken to the police station until approximately 8:00 PM after several posts were acknowledged at approximately 6:00 PM. This was not the actions of the RTP.
Later that evening, the FBI’s informant NOJA and Pol. Arnon Infong are seen posing for photographs and Thai national media video after media had been allowed directly into the interrogation room where they also filmed FBI-LA and Donohue illegally interrogating HOBBS. The video was immediately presented on all channels of Thai national media and went viral on the worldwide web stating that HOBBS had been arrested by the RTP in cooperation with the FBI on multiple incidents of child sexual assault.
The reckless and irresponsible actions by NOJA make it no longer possible to mitigate the damages to HOBBS’ reputation. The prolonged and continued obstruction by the FBI in giving the RTP exculpatory evidence or correcting the false testimony and evidence given to the RTP had sustained a malicious prosecution and irreparable harm to both HOBBS and RTP. These actions or inactions lead directly to the eventual termination of his employment and extended the duration of his physical and mental anguish over the possibility of spending 42 years in a Thai prison based upon these false allegations.
10.1 FBI USE OF INFORMANTS:
Under US law Agents acting under the color of laws are not permitted to use a confidential source to commit a felony except under very special circumstances and without prior approval.
United States criminal code, 18 U.S. Code § 4 - Misprision of felony. The intentional withholding of knowledge of a crime is punishable with up to three years imprisonment. “Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
FBI-LA and FBI-BKK have clearly endorsed their CHS NOJA’s deliberate concealing of the crimes from local law enforcement having legal jurisdiction. Agents believe that this law is not applicable to their actions or the actions of their CHS in Thailand even though child sexual assault crimes committed by Americans abroad are a “felony cognizable by a court of the United States” under the extraterritorial application in Title 18 – 1596.
The FBI Agents actions induced their CHS into breaking a law that in America is punishable with up to three years imprisonment. The FBI Legal Handbook 8.1(2) states “It follows that if the informants contemplated action would be illegal or unconstitutional if performed by a Special Agent, it is also impermissible if performed by the informant”. The Agents have induced their informant NOJA into a Misprision of felony punishable under US law.
Furthermore, FBI-LA clearly violated Thai law and further induced their CHS NOJA into allowing this violation of Thai law on two occasions in June 2013 when they interrogated the THAI VICTIM at ATCC. Pol.Lt.Col. Aomsin in his civil court testimony identified the rules for interrogating minor children in Thailand “to proceed to the step of law as include the procedure of criminal code section 133bis and 133ter in having social welfare worker to join with the injured person as a child to point to person and examine of the child injured person before the public prosecutor and the social welfare worker”. [PAGES 9-10]
Instead of protecting the child from unlawful interrogation by foreign law enforcement who have no legal authority or jurisdiction, NOJA provided ready access to the child and the place to conduct the interrogation.
Under these conditions, if legally accepted by the DOJ, Agents can financially induce CHS’s throughout the world to break the law of their country and allow FBI and ICE to commit crimes in foreign nations against Americans and violate their constitutional rights without recourse.