Swami Prakashanand Saraswati Gets 280 Year Prison Sentence for Child Molest But Flees Court, Still at Large

A Hays County fugitive, Swami Prakashanand Saraswati convicted of nearly two dozen counts of child molestation has failed to appear in court and is currently at large.

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Swami Prakashanand Saraswati Wanted

Swami Prakashanand Saraswati Gets 280 Year Prison Sentence for Child Molest But Flees Court, Still at Large

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Swami Prakashanand Saraswati, also known to his spiritual followers as Swamiji, failed to appear in court on March 7, 2011, and has not been seen since.

The court date stems from a 2007 incident in which three female victims of Barsana Dham, an ashram in northern Hays County, made an outcry to the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, alleging they had been abused in the ashram at the hands of Saraswati.

In April 2008, a warrant was secured, and Saraswati was arrested, U.S. Marshals said. He was released on $1 million bond and was barred from the ashram as a bond condition.

In 2011, Saraswati was convicted by a jury on 20 counts of child molestation and was allowed to remain on bond pending the sentencing phase of the criminal trial process. The punishment phase continued as scheduled, and the Hays County Jury sentenced Saraswati in absentia to 280 years and a $200,000 fine.

When Saraswati did not show up for his court date, the Lone Star Fugitive Task force initiated an investigation to find him. They believe with the aid of his close handlers and devotees, Saraswati had crossed over the border into Mexico and fled to India, where it would likely be more difficult to get a high-profile criminal extradited to the United States.

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si usted sabe su paradero.

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  • To you CULT members who helped raise his bail, you are as guilty as Swami is and you will burn in HELL along with your sick perverted guru.

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