Abbot faces arrest for sexually molesting novices

Young Thai Buddhist monks

Young Thai Buddhist monks. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A warrant will be sought for the arrest of a former abbot of a well-known temple in Lop Buri accused of sexually molesting seven novices, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.

Police had summonsed Phra Khru Sutthawaraporn, also known as Phra Charan, 49, former abbot of Wat Hua Chang in Lop Buri, several times, but he failed to show up, Pol Maj Gen Chaiyaporn Panit-attra, chief of Lop Buri police, said.

Read more: Bangkok Post


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