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Caught in the act: Defrocking follows defrocking

Caught in the act
A monk has been defrocked after police discovered him having sex with a married woman in a Siem Reap guest house.

Siem Reap military police officers arrived at the guest house on Monday following a complaint from the woman’s husband.

Nhim Seila, deputy commander of Siem Reap provincial military police, said that when police arrived they discovered them in the act. The pair admitted having sexual intercourse with each other in the pagoda on multiple occasions prior to being caught, police said. Nhim Seila claimed they admitted to having sex at least three to four times a night, defending the behaviour by saying that they were of the same age.

“It is a shameful, scandalous sexual affair for both of them, but an especially distasteful deed affecting Buddhism,” he added.

The monk Yoeum Viyuth, 19, of Polaing temple in Boeung Daunpa village, Slakram commune, and the girl Hing Vanny, 19, live in the same village.

Van Bunna, director of province’s department of cults and religions, said the monk had been defrocked for what is considered a hateful action that is contrary to a monk’s discipline.

Police said the husband didn’t seem interested in pursuing further action and wanted the ordeal to end.



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