Pattaya Daily News

22 December 2012 :: 13:12:19 pm 69683

Fugitive Criminal Monk Arrested In Sattahip

A 39-year-old former monk was arrested in Sattahip where he was hiding out from arrest warrants. Police said the suspect committed numerous crimes both in and out of the monkhood. Accusations against the suspect include stealing, embezzling, and child abuse.
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SATTAHIP – December 21, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; the arrest of a monk with a long history of criminal behavior was announced by Pol. Col. Chanapat Nawalak, director of Sattahip police station; Pol. Lt. Col. Prakorb Sangpring, vice director of suppression; Pol. Lt. Col. Nipon Pomsanam, vice director of detective division; Pol. Lt. Col. Thapanat Chayanapat, detective inspector; and the detective forces.

The suspect was identified as Mr. Pichai Uttakapart, 39 years old, a former well-known monk in a Pathumthani temple. At the time of his arrest, he had been living at house number 239/1, moo 2, Koksamrong, Koksamrong, Lopburi.

The suspect monk had fled court warrants on five separate criminal offenses. Police said the suspect had committed many crimes both as a civilian and a monk in many areas. He had defrauded people, stolen property, and after stealing from the temple, he left the monkhood and later abused a child.

The monk was finally located after police learned that the suspect had fled to hide out in Sattahip. The Sattahip detectives tracked him down and arrested him. Police checked the suspect’s criminal history, and discovered five outstanding warrants.

Three warrants were issued from the Thanyaburi provincial court: for stealing in a public holy place on June 27, 2007; for embezzling on November 8, 2012; and for child abuse on November 8, 2012.

There was also a fourth warrant from Chiangrai provincial court on a defrauding charge on September 20, 2012. The last outstanding warrant was issued by Songkhla provincial court for stealing in a government place on May 18, 2012. After his arrest, the suspect monk confessed to every accusation.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Crime News