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Police suspect Russian sex course trainers may be members of a sex cult

Chon Buri immigration police are suspecting that a group of Russian men and women who were arrested by Pattaya police for providing sex training course may be members of a sex cult.

Forty-three Russian men and women, including 10 believed to be sex trainers, were rounded up by Pattaya police as they were participating in a sex training course at a hotel in the seaside resort city earlier this week.

Trainees were charged 20,000 baht per head and after the completion of the course each of them would be issued a certificate.

Police detained the 10 trainers � all of them wore T-shirts bearing the words sex animator for investigation while the rest who appeared to be trainees were released.

Pol Lt-Col Thawatchai Nongbua, deputy superintendent of Chon Buri immigration police office, said his men had been instructed to keep a close watch on some Russians living in Pattaya, adding that he suspected the 10 arrested Russians could be members of a sex cult in Russia.

Daily Mail Online reported in September last year that Russia was closing down a bizarre sect run by a former fitness coach who has recruited dozens of women to his teachings that enlightenment is only attainable through sex.

Sergey Kinenko, 41, accused of forcing his followers to take part in orgies and prostitution in the name of god, has been detained in Bulgaria and faces extradition to Moscow amid fears that his female disciples were kidnapped or abused.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)