A former Thai monk who shot to fame for flying on private jets was sentenced to 16 more years in prison for raping an underage girl.
Wirapol Sukphol, 39, was found guilty of taking away a 14-year-old girl from her parents and having sex with her over a period of nearly two years.
The rapes occurred between January 2000 to mid-2001, The Nation reported.
As a result, Sukphol also impregnated the victim, now 32, according to a DNA test.
The victim, who filed a civil lawsuit in 2013, has been seeking child support amounting to 40 million baht ($1.22 million).
However, the case was put on hold pending the criminal court’s ruling.
Sukphol initially promised to provide 10,000 baht ($306.81) a month to support the child, but ceased to deliver after a few months.
He flew to the U.S. amid the DNA investigation but was extradited back to Thailand over several charges in July.
Sukphol, also known for his designer handbags, was sentenced to 114 years behind bars for public fraud, money-laundering and computer crime in August.
However, he will only serve 20 years, the maximum term for someone guilty of multiple counts of the same offense, the Bangkok Post noted.
Including his latest sentence, Sukphol will serve a total of 36 years in jail.
The former monk maintains his innocence, while his lawyer studies the verdict before deciding to make an appeal.
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