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(RNS) While rumors about child sexual abuse in monasteries have swirled around this tiny Buddhist nation for a while, this is the first time confirmed cases of underage monks molested by their seniors have come to the fore.


  1. carolineredbrook

    This is such a sad case which proves that pedophiles/ child molesters themselves like these monks, Sylvain Kustyan, Ariel Castro, Jerry Sandusky, etc. must be stopped BEFORE they have years to prey on our innocent childre. Castro and Sandusky are behind bars, but Kustyan (formally charged with two counts each of 1st Degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy) fled the US to avoid imminent arrest. Kustyan, formerly of Tuscaloosa, AL and Hermin/ Mazingarbe, France is now a fugitive from the law. As the average pedophile has 300 different victims in their lifetime and since the recidivism rate among pedophiles is virtually 100% they must be stopped ASAP!

  2. I hope something is done about this. Nothing will probably happen just like with the Catholics. This happens but the people who did it need to be served justice for their actions

  3. Hey lets give them same break the catholics got, the baptists get, have you a creditable claim, a conviction? You named several convicted felons and compared them to the nameless monks. If you don’t like buddhist just say so. In many other countries 12 year olds get married.

    • If people are getting married that’s one thing, but if you send your boy to be trained as a monk you don’t want him to be forced into sex, especially not with another man (perhaps a beautiful lady ok).