South Korean police and the Prosecutor’s Office raided this Thursday, March 23, to search the headquarters of the Christian Gospel Sect Mission, the subject of a recent Netflix documentary, to investigate sexual abuse allegedly committed by its founder Jung Myung-seok, against female followers. college
Forces entered the complex as the suit in Geumsan, about 165 kilometers south of Seoul, to receive evidence of alleged abuse.
Jung, 78, has been in pretrial detention since last year after two former Hong Kong and Australian cult members accused him of abuse.
Both women recount their accusations in the documentary “In Nomine Dei: Sancta Proditione” (In the name of God: divine betrayal), co-produced by Netflix and the South Korean MBS network and which dedicates four of its eight stories. to Jung
Since his preventive arrest, at least three other followers of the sect, also known as Jesus Matutine (JMS) or Providence, have accused him of sexual abuse.
Jung, who considers himself the Messiah, was released from prison in 2018 10 years in prison after being convicted of rape and sexual abuse various members of the sect and the pecuniary.
The court recently rejected a request by the sect itself to prevent the broadcast of the documentary, which collects countless testimonies from former followers and activists who tried to gather evidence of the abuses that Jung seems to have systematically committed against hundreds of people over decades. those of thousands) JMS.
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In Thailand, a former employee of the Australian embassy in Bangkok was sentenced to two years in prison after placing hidden cameras on women’s secrets in a former factory.
Nayot Thamsongsana, 39, was convicted on two counts of sexual assault, the prosecutor in Bangkok told AFP.
This Thai man, who worked as a computer technician at the embassy, was arrested in January 2022 and later fired.
The incident arose last year after someone found a memory card from a hidden camera on the ground, according to Australia’s ABC network.
Sixty women gave their witnesses to the Police in the investigation, this was shown on television.
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