Turkish Islamic antievolutionist Harun Yahya (aka Adnan Oktar) got a 8,658 year prison sentence.
The Mirror has the story. Their headlines on this:
Man jailed for record-breaking 8,600 YEARS over spying and sex offences
Adnan Oktar was known for preaching creationism and conservative values as well as surrounding himself with young women in bikinis or scanty clothes who he calls his ‘kittens’ in Turkey
The lede on this:
A ‘sex cult’ leader has been sentenced to a record-breaking 8,658 years in prison following a retrial in Turkey for for sexual abuse and attempted espionage.
The 66-year-old is known for preaching creationism and conservative values as well as surrounding himself with young women in bikinis or scanty clothes who he calls his “kittens”.
Televangelist Adnan Oktar, who also went by the alias Harun Yahya, was jailed last year for a number of crimes including sexual abuse of minors, fraud and attempted political and military espionage.
His ruling was overturned but on Wednesday the Istanbul high criminal court handed him and 13 of his associates a sentence of 8,658 years in prison each.
Oktar pleaded not guilty and insisted that accusations against him for leading a sex cult were an “urban legend”.
There are pictures. One of the pictures shows a group of 14 women and is captioned, “Pictures of Oktar often included him with numerous women”. If Yahya/Oktar is in that photo, he was in drag.
What were some of the ‘conservative values’ Yahya/Oktar advanced in his organization? Here’s one:
One woman told the courts, according to Daily Sabah newspaper, that some members would take part in a so-called “turnike” (or turnstile) system, where new women entering the group had to have sex with men in the organisation.
There is one tremendous wave of schadenfreude going around the world as the scientific and skeptical communities get the word on this.