78-year-old woman alleges rape by Monk


Police are searching for a suspect after a 78-year-old woman claimed she was raped by a monk near Krabi temple.

Khlongtom police visited the temple, which is 400 metres from the woman’s home. She told police her attacker was about 40 years old.

The woman told police that the monk used a knife to threaten her before raping her near the temple while she was collecting fruit. Her attacker said “thank you” after raping her and fled the scene, the woman said.

Police are searching for the suspect and noted that one of the monks at the temple has disappeared in recent days.