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Turkish Sex Cult Leader Gets 8,658 Years in Jail After New Trial

  • Original sentence overturned early 2022 was for 1,075 years
  • Oktar was accused of crimes from sexual assault to blackmail
Adnan Oktar 

Adnan Oktar 

Photographer: Isa Terli/Anadolu/Getty Images

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A Turkish court sentenced an Islamic televangelist and cult leader to 8,658 years in prison in a re-trial for running a decades-old cult whose members were accused of crimes ranging from sexual assault to blackmail, money laundering and espionage.