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Chiang Mai abbot defrocked over sexual abuse charges


An abbot in Chiang Mai has been arrested and defrocked for allegedly sexually abusing “more than 10” boys at his temple in Hang Dong district.

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Chiang Mai abbot defrocked over sexual abuse charges

Phra Phansak Thitsilo, 37, is now back to his lay name, Phansak Saenkhamwang, following his arrest at Wat Sriwaree Sathan in Tambon Sob Mae Kha with a warrant issued on October 11 after several boys filed complaints with Provincial Police Bureau 5.
He was accused of buying sex from multiple boys under age 18, paying them in either cash or valuables.

Published : October 17, 2018

By : The Nation