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Group Seeks Information on Monk Convicted of Sexual Abuse

By Austin Baird, Political, Rural Reporter, abaird@ktuu.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:34:58 AM AKST
Updated On: Oct 09 2013 01:35:40 PM AKDT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

A Buddhist monk sentenced was last month in Chicago for raping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl, and an advocacy group wants to know if there may have been similar crimes in Anchorage.

Camnong Boa-Ubol pleaded guilty to "sexually assaulting a teenage girl for two years at a southwest suburban temple" and received a 15-year sentence.

He lived in Anchorage in May 2012 when he was arrested, and a group that advoacates for clergy sex abuse victims -- Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests -- is asking for residents to come forward if they know of other abuse by Boa-Ubol.

“Predators rarely stop assaulting others, so we strongly suspect that Boa-Ubol has also hurt innocent kids or vulnerable adults in Alaska,” said David Clohessy, director of SNAP, in a release. “He can still face more charges but only if people find the courage and strength to step forward.”

Anyone with information can contact Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 907-561-7867 or the Anchorage Police Department at 907-786-8500.