Hang Dong abbot arrested for having sex with underage boys

The abbot of a Wat in Hang Dong has been arrested for having sex with children under the age of 15.

Mr. Phra Phansak Thitsilo, 37, the Abbot in charge of Wat Si Wari Sathan (also known as Wat Nam Tong) in Moo 7 Sop Mae Kha was arrested by officers yesterday after a number of the underage children complained.

The boys, all under 15, claimed that the abbot had paid them money to have sex.

As well as having been charged on multiple counts of rape, Mr. Phra Phansak Thitsilo was also defrocked as both a monk and abbot of the Wat where the offenses are alleged to have taken place.