Groping Guru Prakashanand Saraswati Believed to Be Hiding in Mexico

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Guru Prakashanand Saraswati may be spring/prison breaking in Mexico.
Guru Prakashanand Saraswati, founder and religious guiding light of Barsana Dham ashram near Austin, was found guilty earlier this month of 20 counts of sexual indecency with children. Three of his former female students accused him of fondling and kissing them when they were all around age 12. This, they were told at the time, was an auspicious honor.

"I was told it was a test and if I failed it I would go to hell," one of the women said in court. Now the 82-year-old Saraswati is trying to sidestep a hell of his own -- 280 years in jail -- by fleeing to Mexico.

Officials say the runaway guru is likely hiding either in Nuevo Laredo, where he is presumed to have crossed the border, or in Monterrey, reported the Austin American-Statesman.

U.S. Marshal Hector Gomez said that the guru is probably trying to hire a pilot to take him to India. The court yanked his passport back in October, but the guru is flanked by plenty of rich followers to vouch for the holiness of his flight.

"There are people that we've talked to who are devoted followers of his and they will sacrifice criminal charges and prosecution to help his flight," Gomez said.

Officials say that capturing Saraswati while he's in Mexico will be a challenge. Once in his homeland, Saraswati may be home free. India can choose whether or not to grant the highly regarded Saraswati's extradition back to the U.S.


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Rishika Xcult
Rishika Xcult

 For more information on Prakash and his corrupt organization, go to this Facebook page: The Truth Project for Barsana Dham and JKP. The scam goes back 50 years, including the new guy ("guru") who is in charge. 

Tonja Clayberger
Tonja Clayberger

To Scooter...Your wife should have been disqualified as a juror. The fact that she sat there holding all these deep-seated prejudices and did not disclose being married to someone who worked at Barsana Dham as a security guard just reveals the depths to which this court sank. This juror should have been taken off.

My God...are there really people like this? I feel like we're in the pre-civil rights era and just witnessed the religious equivalent of a 'good old fashioned Southern lynching'. The Swami's constitutional rights were repeatedly and severely trampled; he was basically assasinated by the judge, juror, media and small town prosecutors looking for their 15 minutes of fame.

Also, what Michael Scandirito says below is on target...anyone who is not white and protestant should be wary of the government and the 'general society - they look normal but are more than happy to string up some 'damn foreigner' and their 'weird relgion'. It's totally disgusting'.

Michael Scandirito
Michael Scandirito

anyone paying attention to any of this, beyond any texan redneck believing everything the manipulated and co opted media feeds them, knows this is baloney. prakshanand is clearly and obviously innocent based on the evidence of the court's evidential cover up of the official... "evidence"...which was a testimony of the alleged lying woman claiming to have been molested. did it just magically vanish? or was it destroyed, because it could have easily been criticized to prove prakashanand's innocence? and the prosecuting atty. told the jury to, in his own words, "use your gut feeling", since the real evidence was destroyed. ?!?!?

the state has done this to hindu gurus for decades, because the ashrams are non-profit, do not rely on the corporate infested state for subsidies or food etc. these ashrams are SELF SUSTAINED communities, and the corporate state hates them. this is why guru after guru has been convicted of outrageous charges to break up the movements they create here and steal their money, which the county is doing in VIOLATION of the separation of church and state. so, rather than lock up a an innocent, simple old religious man whose supporters rightfully helped him flee, the state will do what they intended: steal the ashram's money and break up their movement to condition them to be reliant on the corporate hand to feed them instead of the responsible, self sustained, disciplined motives of a hard working, genuine spiritual community.

Jsmith1173
Jsmith1173

Michael: well said. Amazing that the state spends so much taxpayer money going after an obviously innocent swami who is accused of "kissing" and "groping breasts" - where are all the prosecutions of priests that RAPED little boys? Absolutely ridiculous.

Scooter103
Scooter103

All that place is a cult and a corp hiding place for tax evasion using stupid people as a front. Yes, I said stupid. Anyone who devotes themselves to any person is someone who has no spine and not enough inteligence to think for themselves and should not be allowed to use my oxygen. The guy who posted his bond is a business man who evades taxes by operating from a church, therefore pays no taxes. And also there was no cover up by the prosecutors. I should know, my wife was the biker lady on the jury. that whole place needs to be bulldozed with all the devotees locked inside. I was also able to oberve the stupidity first hand as the company I worked for was the security company there. One more reason I quit. These are NOT self sustaining entities as the devotees turn over all worldly posessions to the ashram or will be sent to hell. I bow to no man! And I will eat his meals before he does.

Spring Hope
Spring Hope

Jsmith and Micheal Scandirato: You should both be locked in jail with the pedophile. Anyone who supports a pedophile (especially a clergyman) should be checked out for suspect motives and association. Hope the US Marshal's are looking at you too. Dont you know kissing and groping breasts is ILLEGAL, and looked upon much more seriously if the abuser is a clergyman who has abused their position of power, trust, faith and authority?

What if the molestation happened to you? Or your child, partner, sister, or mother? Still OK? I guess so!. Tthen you must be a condoner of sexual molestation. I wouldn't want to be around you alone!

The prosecutors and jury did a great job. Thats what this creep swami deserves--do you know he's been doing it for 30 YEARS? Finally, he's only just been caught after violating not just 3 girls, but molesting HUNDREDS of girls and women. He needed this punishment decades ago. The swami's crimes are much worse than those he was convicted for. He also pimps girls and women to his own master Kripalu--that's why he was grooming these girls himself with the help of female preachers.

The swami deserves to live all 280 years behind bars suffering the same treatment he dished out to others. Since he's run off like a sissy, maybe you should serve his time for him?

Too bad many states dont take the responsibility to prosecute catholic priests the same way. But dont take that out on these victims. Perhaps this will set a precedence, so abusive catholic priests and their prosecutors also get the message. If the swami hadnt run off, some of the jury were prepared to give him just probabation, which would have been just a slap on the wrist like some catholic priests get. But the fact he became a fugitive before the end of the trial cemented his cunning and guilt, and that changed the length of sentencing he got--DONT YOU GET THAT? He probably would have gotten a lot lighter sentence if he didnt run away where he can still molest other girls, and what if one of those he ran into was your girl?

Jsmith1173
Jsmith1173

One more comment: "But the fact he became a fugitive before the end of the trial cemented his cunning and guilt, and that changed the length of sentencing he got--DONT YOU GET THAT? "

I completely disagree with the statement above - the fact that he ran away doesn't make him guilty. the guy is 86 years old. If he were innocent and faced jailtime for the rest of his life he'd still probably run if he were smart. Why does running insinuate guilt? duh.

Jsmith1173
Jsmith1173

Spring Hope: Um, where in my post does it say anything about supporting a pedophile? the whole context of my post is to claim that i don't believe that the swami is a pedophile, and that i don't agree with the accusations. if you have read anything about this whole saga you'd know that the whole thing seems to stem from a family disagreement - the accuser's whole family claims that she is making stuff up because she doesn't like the religion / community.

Furthermore, I find it very hypocritical that everyone is going after this swami for supposedly kissing and groping when all the Catholic priest rapists out there are roaming around free. It reaks of intolerance and of smearing non-Christian religions.

Regarding your statement: "Thats what this creep swami deserves--do you know he's been doing it for 30 YEARS? Finally, he's only just been caught after violating not just 3 girls, but molesting HUNDREDS of girls and women. He needed this punishment decades ago. The swami's crimes are much worse than those he was convicted for. He also pimps girls and women to his own master Kripalu--that's why he was grooming these girls himself with the help of female preachers."

Not sure where you got your so-called facts from - but from everything I've read they've only been able to find 2-3 accusers who claim that this happened over a decade ago. Show me credible links to any news sources where it says that he's molested hundreds, pimped out anyone, etc. I think you're full of it.

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