Monday, March 7th, 2011
Prakashanand Saraswati, 82, received 14 years in prison per count and fines of $10,000 per count for a total of $200,000. It’s still unknown if the jail time will run concurrently, court officials say.
Friday, March 4th, 2011
An influential Hindu guru was found guilty Friday evening by a Hays County jury on 20 counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact. Prakashanand Saraswati, 82, was convicted of all charges by the jury of...
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Almost three years following his indictment, Hindu guru Prakashanand Saraswati is now in court facing 20 counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact that allegedly took place at a Hays County ashram in the mid-1990s....
Thursday, December 16th, 2010
Testimony of a woman who was allegedly molested as a teen by an internationally known Hays County Hindu leader will be admissible in court despite a missing video recording of an investigator's interview with the accuser, 22nd...
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
A state appeals court today rejected Hindu leader Prakashanand Saraswati's request to return to the Hays County headquarters of his spiritual movement while awaiting trial on indecency with a child charges.