A CULT chief who raped adoring followers “on God’s orders” was jailed for 15 years immediately in South Korea.


Pastor Lee Jae-rock, 75, preyed on brainwashed younger girls who believed they’d go to heaven in the event that they submitted to him.


Lee Jae-rock in handcuffs after he was jailed for 15 years immediately in Seoul
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He raped no less than eight followers – who had been members of the cult since childhood – after telling them he was finishing up “an order from God”.


Victims believed Lee was “a divine being who wields divine energy” and mentioned they felt compelled to do what he requested as a result of “he was God”.


Lee is head of the Manmin Central Church in Seoul, and boasts he has carried out miracle cures for Aids and most cancers by prayer.


The church’s web site claims it has 135,000 followers and 10,000 affiliate church buildings world wide.


The Manmin megachurch in Seoul claims to have 135,000 followers
Manmin Church

Mainstream Christian organisations have described it as a cult.


Lee, who denied wrongdoing, was investigated after three of his victims instructed of the abuse in a TV documentary earlier this yr.


One mentioned: “I used to be unable to show him down. He was greater than a king. He was God.”


One other mentioned: “He mentioned he was a holy and righteous man and would select me to go to the brand new Jerusalem.”


Lees followers believed he was a divine being who wields divine energy, a court docket heard
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5 extra girls got here ahead to file prison complaints.


A court docket heard he raped them dozens of occasions over a chronic interval.


He ordered one lady to take the Tablet earlier than going to his flat, and one other was instructed to pay for her taxi with money so the journey couldn’t be traced.


A decide mentioned Lee has instructed in sermons “he’s the holy spirit, deifying himself” and the victims had “absolute perception in Lee’s spiritual authority”.


The defence accused the victims of mendacity for revenge after they have been excommunicated for breaking church guidelines.


The pastor was convicted of raping eight girls dozens of occasions over a chronic interval
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Lee was branded a cult chief by the Korean Ministry Affiliation after claiming he was sinless and exempt from dying.


He arrange the Manmin Central Church in 1982 with solely 12 followers. It has grown right into a megachurch with an enormous headquarters and auditorium.













 


Lee’s church mentioned it’ll collect proof to show his innocence.


It mentioned: “We’ll instantly attraction to inform the reality.”


Earlier this week the daughter of jailed Mormon cult chief Warren Jeffs – who had 78 wives – mentioned she nonetheless loves him regardless of childhood intercourse abuse.






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