The woman who claims defrocked monk Wirapol Sukphol, formerly known as Luang Pu Nen Kham, fathered her 11-year-old son on Tuesday filed suit in the Si Sa Ket Youth and Family Court, asking that the disgraced monk be acknowleged as the boy's father and that he be ordered to pay 40 million baht in back-dated child maintenance.
She was accompanied to the court by lawyer Somchart Wongtarathorn and her son.
The lawyer said if the boy is accepted as Mr Wirapol's legal son he would have rights over his father's assets or an inheritance.
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