Brainwashing No Defense In Rape Case

A man who claimed he was a victim of religious brainwashing has been sentenced to 146 years in prison for allegedly raping four women and carjacking two other people in 1999.

Ilyas Abdul-Mumin stared blankly at Franklin County Common Pleas Judge David Fais as he handed down the unusually long prison sentence Friday.

Twenty-five-year-old Abdul-Mumin was an Army private who joined the Nation of Islam after he was shot in the early 1990s.

Abdul-Mumin had pleaded not guilty by reason of temporary insanity. Attorneys said the Nation of Islam taught him to hate white people, and especially white women.

A jury convicted him on February fifth of 35 of the 38 counts against him.

Abdul-Mumin confessed to the crimes in 2002. Police also had DNA evidence in several of the cases.


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Associated Press, USA
Feb. 28, 2004

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