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Nov 27, 2022
Official GBC Statement on Former BVP, Anirdesya Vapu Dasa
ISKCON Governing Body Commission
The report ascertains that Bhakti Vidya Purna Swami, aka Alan Ross Wexler, now to be known as Anirdesya Vapu dasa, repeatedly engaged in the sexual abuse of a minor girl, as well as other forms of sexual harassment, emotional and psychological abuse of minors, and also engaged in sexual acts with an adult woman. He has admitted to some of these grave offences while under investigation. Such behaviors are immoral, against Vaishnava principles, and in gross violation of the vows and duties of any Vaishnava, especially one in the renounced order of life. We highlight here that for someone of Anirdesya Vapu dasa’s seniority and stature in Mayapur, sexual relations with any person of a junior status, even an adult, is, by definition, pastoral abuse. Our prayers go out to the victims of Anirdesya Vapu dasa, as well as their family members, friends, and others who have suffered and been impacted by his egregious acts. We pray that Lord Krishna will give you all the strength to heal from the terrible suffering you have endured, and we offer you our assistance in that healing in whatever ways we can.
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