Monk sexually assaulted children at Buddhist temple in Sheridan Park: police

SHARE Monk sexually assaulted children at Buddhist temple in Sheridan Park: police

Sripai Biadnok | Chicago police

A monk was charged with sexually assaulting two children at a Sheridan Park neighborhood Buddhist temple over a decade ago.

Sripai Biadnok, 48, was arrested on a warrant in Nevada and extradited to Chicago on Thursday, according to Chicago police. He was charged with felony counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

From roughly 2000 until 2002, Biadnok taught young children about Thai culture and language at the Wat Phrasriratanamahadhatu temple at 4735 N. Magnolia Ave., according to police. Between 2001 and 2002, he sexually assaulted and fondled two students in a classroom, police said.

On Friday, Biadnok was ordered held at Cook County Jail on $20,000 bail, according to Cook County court records.

Wat Phrasriratanamahadhatu didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Anyone with information about Biadnok should call the Special Investigations Unit at (312) 492-3810.

The Latest
Trenz Beauty Academy, with a location in Calumet City and another on Chicago’s South Side, is one of five schools nationwide chosen by the singer’s foundation, BeyGOOD Fund, to be eligible for $250,000 in scholarships.
Firefighters responded just before 4 p.m. to a fire at a building in the 7100 block of South Jeffery Boulevard.
One day after Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and his entourage traveled to Springfield to begin the uphill battle for $1 billion in state funding, Johnson was considerably more receptive to the concept of using city tax revenue for new stadiums — either for the Sox or the Bears — than Gov. J.B. Pritzker and some legislators have been.
An expected property tax bill around $11 million is well above what team leaders were hoping to pay as they weigh the possibilities of building a dome either in the suburbs or along Chicago’s lakefront.
White Sox notebook: Prelander Berroa, Zach DeLoach, Dominic Fletcher, Sox in the FAST lane