A young brother of defrocked monk Wirapol Sukphol, who his accused of having affairs with women while in the monkhood, now claims he is the person in a controversial photograph of a man who looks very much like his brother sleeping with another person - possibly a female.
Suree Sukphol, 31, said on Tuesday that he entered monkhood after Mr Wirapol became a monk, staying for for three to four years. Many people told him that he bears a striking resemblance to his 34-year-old brother.
"When I was a monk, I did wrong by sleeping with my girlfriend and with prostitutes as I was a youth at the time," Mr Suree said. "I can confirm that the man in the photo that was widely shown by the media is me."
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