Category: Jung Myung Seok
Research resources: Apologetics Index entry on Jung Myung Seok (Setsuri, Providence, Global Association of Culture and Peace, JMS Church, Jesus Morning Star Church, International Christian Association, Bright Smile Movement, International Culture Interchange Association, etcetera)
A South Korean cult leader who told followers to have sex with him to purge their sins was jailed for 10 years on Tuesday.
– whose JMS sect stands for both Jesus Morning Star and his initials – was convicted of raping or sexually assaulting four women between 2001 and 2006.
leader Jung Myung-seok
received Tuesday a six year prison sentence for raping and sexually abusing his female followers.
The Seoul Central District Court said in its ruling, “Jung is senile and has no criminal record. But he repeatedly raped and sexually harassed several female followers who had trusted him as the Messiah, inflicting immense mental damage on his victims.”
Self-proclaimed messiah Jung Myung-Seok has been on the run since 1999 after a South Korean television station aired a program alleging that he raped many women who followed him.
According to police, Jung had been on the run in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, China and other countries since 1999 after the Korean media reported allegations that he raped followers and embezzled the religious group¡’s funds.
Jung Myung-seok, 63, leader of the Jesus Morning Star sect, was arrested in China last May after more than six years on the run.
Jung Myung Seok claims he has received special revelations from God. Former cult members, mostly young girls, have told police they were instructed to undress for a “health check” and to have sex with him to wipe out their sins.
A South Korean cult leader, who allegedly raped female followers claiming he was a reincarnated Jesus Christ, has been arrested in China after more than six years on the run, Seoul’s Justice Ministry said Wednesday.
Chinese public security authorities have arrested the leader of a South Korea-originated cult who is on a wanted list for alleged rape, South Korea’s Justice Ministry said Wednesday.
Jeong Myeong-seok, 62, who has set up a cult of personality known as JMS after his initials, fled South Korea in 1999, one day after rape allegations against him aired on national television
The Chinese public security authorities have detained a man who is believed to be the leader of a South Korea-originated cult and on a wanted list for rape charges, South Korean public security officials said Friday.