Edit: I saw something in the LA Times about a mass arrest of pedophiles in Riverside. They mentioned a “monk”. There was no mention of his ethnicity or his religious affiliation. I’m sure they expected their readers to assume it was an albino Opus Dei “monk” or something like that. Does Opus even hire albino assassins? Kind of hard to be inconspicuous, to be frank. Here’s an English language Thai paper. Thank goodness they care about journalism.
[Coconuts Bangkok] Over the years, there has been numerous cases ofmonks misbehaving in Thai media — from flaunting their jet-setting lifestyle to beating a 9-year-old to death. One Thai monk, however, currently finds himself squarely in the media spotlight of a major American city for his alleged crimes.
Thai monk Sripai Biadnok, 48, was arrested in the US last week for allegedly sexual assaulting two children in a Chicago Buddhist temple almost 20 years ago.
After being picked up on a warrant in Nevada, then extradited to Chicago on Thursday, Biadnok was ordered held in Cook County Jail on US$20,000(about THB620,000) bail by the Central Bond Court on Friday, reported The Chicago Tribune.
Biadnok was reportedly operating the Maisamakeetum Temple in Las Vegas at the time of his arrest.