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Monk flees assault case

Monk flees assault case

A Buddhist monk is believed to have fled the United States for Cambodia after accusations of his sexual assault of a teenage girl, according to a United States media report. The Houston Chronicle reported last week the alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl by Por Venh, 41, at Wat Angkorchum a Buddhist temple the girl’s family attended in Texas. The girl told authorities about their alleged relationship after she suspected the monk was involved with another woman. The monk’s attorney notified US investigators on January 4 that his client had left the country and was likely heading to Cambodia.

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