Turkish TV preacher jailed 1,000 years for sex crimes: reports
A Turkish Muslim televangelist who surrounded himself with scantily-clad ladies on TELEVISION was imprisoned for more than 1,000 years on Monday for sex criminal offenses, regional media reported.
Adnan Oktar preached conservative views while ladies he called his “kittens”– a lot of whom appeared to have actually had cosmetic surgery– danced around him in the TELEVISION studio.
The 64-year-old was apprehended in June 2018 as part of a crackdown on his group by the monetary criminal offenses system of the Istanbul authorities.
He was sentenced to 1,075 years for criminal offenses consisting of sexual attack, sexual assault of minors, scams and tried political and military espionage, the personal NTV broadcaster reported.
Some 236 suspects have actually been on trial in the event, 78 of whom are under arrest, according to the authorities Anadolu news company.
The hearings have actually included lurid information and traumatic sex criminal offense accusations.
Oktar informed the administering judge in December that he had near to 1,000 sweethearts.
“There is an overflowing of love in my heart for women. Love is a human quality. It is a quality of a Muslim,” he stated in another hearing in October.
He included on another event: “I am extraordinarily potent.”
Oktar initially pertained to spotlight in the 1990s when he was the leader of a sect that was captured up in several sex scandals.
His online A9 tv channel started transmitting in 2011, drawing denunciations from Turkey’s spiritual leaders.
One of the ladies at his trial, recognized just as CC, informed the court that Oktar had consistently sexually abused her and other ladies.
Some of the ladies he had actually raped were required to take birth control pills, CC informed the court.
Asked about 69,000 birth control tablets discovered in his house by the authorities, Oktar stated they were utilized to deal with skin conditions and menstrual abnormalities.
He likewise dismissed any link to a group led by U.S.-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish authorities implicate of managing a coup effort in 2016.
Oktar is a creationist who declines the Darwinian theory of advancement and has actually composed a 770-page book called “The Atlas of Creation” under the pen name, Harun Yahya.