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Protests erupt over Buddhist monk accused of sexual assault

Buddhist monk, Boa-Ubol, has been living and studying in a Buddhist temple in Long Beach, California for the past few years. Protests began recently in Illinois and California over accusations that the monk sexually assaulted two girls, fathering a child with one, in a Chicago Buddhist temple in 2000.

Members of SNAP, Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, protested in front of the southwest side Chicago temple where the abuse was said to occur. When the abuse was originally reported, officials at the temple claimed that Boa-Ubol was to be sent back to Thailand. Officials at the temple in California claim to have had no knowledge of incidents that occurred in Chicago.

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