Senior Monk Held In Thailand On Rape Charges

A senior monk of Wat Bang Bua in Bang Khen district has been arrested and defrocked for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl reports The Bangkok Post. Sanan Khamseedang, 64, formerly known as Phra Maha Sanan Kitipattho has been hiding in Wat Thung Ruang Thong in tambon Thung Ruang Thong of Phayao’s Chun district since a warrant for his arrest was issued in June.

Under Thailand criminal law if the victim of rape is a minor who is not over 15 years of age, whether the sexual intercourse was with or without the consent of the victim, the offender shall be imprisoned for 20 years and shall pay a fine ranging from 8,000-40,000 Baht.

The news of course comes very soon after senior monk, Phra Wirapol Sukphol – better known as Luang Pu Nen Kham Chattiko is being investigated for money laundering irregularities.

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