Turkish conservative televangelist jailed for 1000 years for sex crimes, 69000 contraceptive pills found at his home
The famous televangelist is known for preaching conservative views on his show.
Local media recently reported that Adnan Oktar, a Turkish Muslim televangelist, was jailed for more than 1,000 years. According to the press, the man has been put behind bars for sex crimes.
The official Anadolu news agency reported:
Some 236 suspects have been on trial in the case, 78 of whom are under arrest.
The hearings of the case revealed many lurid details and harrowing sex crime allegations.
Adnan Oktar’s Case Details
In a hearing held in October, Oktar said:
There is an overflowing of love in my heart for women. Love is a human quality. It is a quality of a Muslim.
During another hearing in December, Oktar addressed the presiding judge and said:
I have approximately 1,000 girlfriends.
Reports state that on another occasion, Oktar said:
I am extraordinarily potent.
One of the women at Oktar’s trial, identified only by CC, told the court:
Adnan Oktar has repeatedly sexually abused many other women and me.
CC continued to tell the court:
Some of the women he raped were forced to take contraceptive pills.
It is pertinent to mention that the police found 69,000 contraceptive pills in Oktar’s home. When questioned about this, Oktar said:
They are used to treat skin disorders and menstrual irregularities.
Upon further inquiry, Adnan Oktar dismissed any link to a group led by US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish authorities accuse of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016.
The private NTV broadcaster reported that after many hearings, Adnan Oktar has finally been sentenced to 1,075 years on Monday for crimes including sexual assault, sexual abuse of minors, fraud, and attempted political and military espionage.
Adnan Oktar’s TV Show
Adnan Oktar’s online A9 television channel began broadcasting in 2011, drawing rebukes from Turkey’s religious leaders. The famous televangelist is known for preaching conservative views on his show. He does this preaching while scantily clad women (who he calls his ‘kittens’) dance around him in the TV studio.
Adnan Oktar’s Criminal History
It should be noted that this is not the first time Adnan Oktar has gotten involved with the Istanbul police.
Oktar first came to public attention in the 1990s. During the time, the man led a sect that was caught up in multiple sex scandals. The financial crimes unit of the Istanbul police conducted a crackdown on Oktar’s group in June 2018. Following this, the 64-year-old man was detained.
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