HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A local monk is facing some serious charges, accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Investigators believe the man knew the girl from the Buddhist temple where he practices.
Wat Angkorchum, Por Venh, 41, of Spring, is accused of sexual assault of a child. According to court documents, a 16-year-old girl told a Harris County Sheriff's deputy that Venh had sex with her from mid-June to mid-September of last year.
The girl reportedly told authorities that she was in love with Venh, and she's become depressed because he is believed to be involved with another woman.
Bail for the case has been set at $20,000, but Venh is not in custody. His attorney reportedly told authorities Venh has left the country and is believed to have returned to his native land of Cambodia.