For this question I will let the facts speak for themselves. Read the testimonies
marked with an ! icon, they are former member testimonies. I thought about copying the relevant paragraphs here, but that may give the appearance of exaggeration, so I think it's more powerful to read the actual testimonies in full. In this world where media so regularly exaggerate and lie, the most chilling statement for me was made by a woman telling me her experiences being taken shopping with a senior JMS member to find clothes to meet Jung in a one-on-one "counseling session", and being told "to wear something bright, tight and short as R likes it that way."
Of course, there's also the reality that why is he so determined to hide from the law if he wasn't? He loses a lot of members and potential recruits from the claims, and being considered a serial-rapist and having to hide from the law is not a nice life, so if they weren't true, why wouldn't he just come forward to get the court case done with? Why did he flee on bail in 2003?From
: CNBC newsDate
: April 18, 2006
On the evening of the 18th, victims expose the real facts as JMS Christian organization head pastor Jung Myong-Suk faces rape allegations.From
Four o’clock that day at a local café in Anguk-dong, the rape victims of Jung Myong-Suk warns the public, “An urgent press conference must be called in order to expose the absurdities of the JMS organization.
Arriving 20 minutes later after the scheduled press conference, all four victims were hidden behind hats and sunglasses.
Not only were the former JMS members-turned victims present at the press conference, but together with them was a representative of the JMS Exodus, Kim Do-Hyung.
In an exasperated voice, Kim Do-Hyung exclaimed, “We are fighting for our lives right now…please put a stop to their (JMS) organized sex crimes….”
: Daum Net News
(Link no longer works)Date
: April 17, 2006
At the Exodus meeting held on the morning of the 17th, former/withdrawn JMS followers publicized the evidential documents and pictures regarding the systematic sexual crimes of female followers by Jung Myung-suk.
According to their publicized evidence, it included evidential photos with swimsuit clad middle school and high school girls ranging from age 16 to 28.
Moreover, a description of these girls’ age, height and background were included along with a brief introduction of them, sent together to the religious leader.
According to those on Exodus’s side, “The pictures of the leaders of JMS are tall, pretty, young middle school, high school girls…(these pictures) were then sent to the religious leader Jung Myung-suk to see,” and, “The problem is that these sex crimes cannot simply be blamed on JMS leader Jung Myung-suk (he is not the only one who engaged in these crimes), but in order to gain the likes of their religious leader, the followers choose tall, pretty and young female victims as ‘sexual gifts’,” they reported.
Moreover, “After looking at the photos, (Jung Myung-suk) systematically goes through a process of choosing the girls from the photos that pleases him and calls upon (these girls) from overseas to rape them,” they reported.
Furthermore they report, “There are several photos, letters and documents sent to these girls by Jung Myung-suk regarding the molestations that serves as definite proof,” and they stressed that, “These are only the cases discovered (there are probably so much more yet to be found).”
“These documents and photos provides further progress in the current civil/criminal suits faced against JMS religious leader Jung Myung-suk,” they illustrated.