Ex-Lynnwood resident, founder of Seattle nonprofit charged with rape

Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Seattle-based nonprofit that aims to prevent sexual exploitation of women has fled the country after being charged with child rape, our news partner, the Seattle Times notes.

The 41-year-old Dhan Pun had been due to plead guilty in a deal to resolve allegations against him in King and Snohomish counties, but fled to Nepal in November, and prosecutors believe he’s still there.

Pun is the co-founder, with his wife, of Women’s Prevention and Protection Center Nepal Foundation, which, according to its website, provides support to women and girls in Nepal who are rescued or have returned from a life as a sex trafficking victim.

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