Pastor Lee Jae Rock of the Manmin Central Church in South Korea has been jailed for 15 years for raping 8 members of his church on more than 40 different occasions.
The pastor of the mega church in Seoul of about 130,000 followers was convicted by the Seoul Central District Court. He was found guilty of using his authority to commit rapes.
The pastor who is aged 75 years regularly abused the trust of his followers who see him as a man of God, according to the court.
Manmin Central Church was founded in 1982 by Lee and claims to have more than 10,000 branches worldwide. However, the church was accused of “heresy” by the Christian Council of Korea and subsequently expelled.
The church on its website claims of people being healed of several incurable and terminal diseases as AIDS and Cancer immediately when Rev Dr Lee prayed for them.