South Korean Court Sentences Pastor to 15years for Raping Followers

A South Korean Pastor was sentence to 15 years in jail on Thursday for raping eight followers over 40 different occasions at his uber church in Seoul, Yonhap news men report. Lee Jae Rock of the Manmin Central Church, which has around 130,000, was convicted by the Seoul Central District Court of using his position to submit the rapes, news men revealed. The 75-year-old regularly exploited his followers’ trust in him as a man close to God, Yonhap quoted the court as saying. The church, which was established by Lee in 1982 and claims to have 10,000 branches far and wide, was expelled by the Christian Council of Korea in 1999 under the allegation of “sin.” On its wedsite, the church claims that “countless have received God’s healing of such hopeless and fatal illnesses as AIDS, cancer, and so forth on the spot when Rev Dr Lee prayed not by placing his hand on every one on each of the sick but merely for all from the pulpit.

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