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Thai monk sentenced for raping 13-year-old he impregnated

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Lungsanliu Gonmei | Updated on: 17 Oct 2018, 02:20:21 PM
Representational image (File photo)Thai monk sentenced for raping 13-year-old he impregnated

Bangkok / New Delhi:

A former Buddhist monk in Bnagkok has been sentenced to 16 years in prison by a court Thailand for raping a 13-year-old girl who he also impregnated.

The Ratchada Criminal Court on Wednesday announced two eight-year prison term to Wirapol Sukphol, the monk, who is already serving a lengthy prison sentence. One eight-year term is for violating a minor under 15 and another for rape.

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The tainted monk is known for his jet-set lifestyle. He appeared in a 2013 YouTube video in his monk's robe aboard a private jet wearing aviator sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton carry-on by his side.

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In August, the same court sentenced him to 114 years in connection with funds he fraudulently raised from followers. Legal technicalities capped the earlier sentence at 20 years, meaning he will now serve a 36-year prison sentence, according to AP.

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First Published : 17 Oct 2018, 02:20:09 PM