South Korean pastor Lee Jaerock. Photo: AFP

South Korean cult leader gets 15 years in jail for raping followers who thought he was a god

  • Lee Jae-rock set up the Manmin Central Church in Guro, once a poor area of Seoul, with just 12 followers in 1982. It has now grown to 130,000 members
  • South Korea has proven fertile ground for religious groups with strong, unambiguous ideologies that offered comfort and salvation that appealed strongly during times of deep uncertainty
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South Korean pastor Lee Jaerock. Photo: AFP
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