A ‘CULT’ chief in Israel sexually abused feminine followers and made them put their palms into hearth so they might see what “hell appears like”, say studies.
The 60-year-old was arrested for allegedly “committing extreme offences” in opposition to a few of these beneath his affect.
The claims come after police raided the HQ of the cult-like group in an ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood of Jerusalem and arrested a rabbi suspected of being the chief.
Cops – tipped off by ladies who had managed to flee the group – focused the placement with the assistance of the Israeli Centre for Victims of Cults.
They found dozens of girls and youngsters being held and abused beneath excessive slavery situations, based on cops.
It’s thought that victims had been sexually abused, and a few say they had been advised to place their palms in to fires, to see what “hell appears like”, based on Israeli media.
The police’s undercover probe unearthed particulars from ladies who had escaped the group – described by authorities as a cult.
Additionally it is accused of holding youngsters between the ages of 1 and 5 and maintaining them away from their households and the surface world.
Police stated ladies attended the placement beneath the guise of a ladies’s seminar and that the operation might have been happening for a lot of years.
The prime suspect, who was not named, can also be suspected of stealing cash and doling out numerous types of punishment.
Israel’s Channel 12 reported that the suspect had beforehand been arrested a minimum of twice on comparable expenses.
He denied any wrongdoing throughout his arraignment.
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Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld stated: “We all know that the ladies and youngsters had been there for a number of months inside the house.
“We all know that he took their cash away from them and was holding them in opposition to their will.”
Superintendent Isaac Simon stated the victims had been held in very cramped situations and troublesome sanitary situations.
Police launched footage of the compound’s inside filled with carefully spaced triple-decker bunk beds.