Bangkok's Criminal Court on Wednesday found popular Thai rock singer Ekkarat 'Dag' Wongchalard guilty of statutory rape.  The lead singer of the band Big Ass was convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old girl but had his sentence reduced to two years' probation after he pleaded guilty of the charge.  He also promised the court that he would dedicate his next album to encouraging youths not to take drugs.
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