Turkish Muslim Preacher Sentenced To 1,000+ Years Over Sex Crimes
A Muslim preacher in Turkey who surrounded himself with 1000 girlfriends whom he called “kittens” has been sentenced to more than 1,000 years in jail for sex crimes by a Turkish court.
Guardian reported that Adnan Oktar who preached creationism and conservative Muslim values while women in revealing outfits danced around him was sentenced to 1,075 years for crimes including sexual assault, sexual abuse of minors, fraud and attempted political and military espionage.
The entirety of his trail was very public and harrowing accounts of sexual crimes were brought up against him. Defending himself Oktar told the presiding judge in December that he had close to 1,000 girlfriends.
“There is an overflowing of love in my heart for women. Love is a human quality. It is a quality of a Muslim,” he said in another hearing in October. He added on separate occasion: “I am extraordinarily potent.”
One women at his trail told the court that Oktar had repeatedly sexually abused her and other women. She further revealed that some of the women he had raped were forced to take contraceptive pills. 69,000 contraception pills were found in his home and when asked about them he said that were used to treat skin disorders and menstrual irregularities.
Oktar first came to public attention in the 1990s when he was the leader of a sect that was caught up in multiple sex scandals.