A deputy abbot of a temple in Nan’s Muang district has been charged with child molestation and having sex with under-aged youths by police.
In the meantime, two monks, including a temple abbot, are under investigation by police in Wiang Sa and Phu Piang districts after they were accused of buying sex services from boys in Nan province.
The three monks’ alleged malpractice for having sex with under-aged youths was posted in the social media, prompting the provincial governor to order an immediate probe which eventually proved that the allegation was founded.
Pol Col Prayoon Chamnankong, the superintendent of Nan police, said the brother of two boys who allegedly had sex with the three monks told the police that he knew the monks via Facebook and had his first sex encounter with the monk in Wiang Sa district in 2011 when he was only 13. He added that he allegedly had sex with the same monk 4-5 times with the latest two years ago.
The boy whose name was withheld because he is a minor further alleged that his younger brother was forced to have sex with the same monk 4-5 times.
As for the abbot in Phu Piang district, the boy alleged that he had sex with the monk twice last year while his younger brother had sex twice with the deputy abbot in Muang District in June this year.
The two victimized boys are now under the care of the authorities at a child care centre in Nan.