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75-year-old Jaerock Lee who is a popular Pastor was sent to court because of cases of rape in South Korea. The court has heard the case decided to pass judgment on the Pastor. The court sentenced him to 15 years in prison. The pastor was said to have raped eight followers on several occasion. The rape took place at his church in Seoul the capital city of South Korea.
Jaerock Lee is the senior pastor of the Manmin Central Church in Seoul. Jaerock Lee founded the church in 1982. Lee commands thousands of followers in South Korea.
Seoul Central District Court said he was using his authority to rape women for some time now and very few people would boldly talk about it because of fear of him. Some because they trust him as a man of God as they would never believe he would do something like that.
The Seoul Central District Court made a press release on his case. The Court said: ” Jaerock Lee has maliciously taken advantage of the victims who had absolute faith in his religious authority, and sexually harassed or assaulted the victims who were in their 20s repeatedly for an extended period and even sexually assaulting multiple victims at the same time.”
The release continues: “The victims were in the psychological status where they absolutely could not resist or at least the resistance was substantially difficult,”
“Judging from the circumstances, though the accused did not call himself the ‘holy spirit’ or ‘god’ in an official place, in the smaller gathering or personal education sessions, he had been teaching the followers directly, and indirectly, that he is the holy spirit or God.”
Lee was faced with multiple charges including child sexual molestation. And he was therefore told not to come around people of 10 years and below.
But Lee in his reaction said that it was all a liar and they were saying those things against him because they wanted money.
Lee may have hard troubles in time the past as his church was expelled from the Christian Council of Korea in 1999 because he was not practising the same Christianity with them.