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A defrocked monk (seated, center) accused of the rape of 12 boys, in an undated photograph with authorities posted to the Facebook page of the Child Protection Unit on November 10, 2020.

Ex-Monk Arrested 6 Years After Allegations of Raping 12 Novices

A defrocked monk accused of the rape of 12 boys, and who has been on the run from police for six years, was arrested in June at a pagoda in Ratanakiri province where he was living as a monk, the head of a child protection police unit said on Friday.