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February 24, 2008, 10:50:01 AM
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Jung now in custody of Korean police
« on: February 24, 2008, 10:50:01 AM »
I guess this relates to some technically where he has to be arrested again but by Korean police:

Religious sect leader formally arrested on rape charges

혻 혻 SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Yonhap) -- A fugitive South Korean religious sect leader has been formally put under arrest on rape charges, prosecutors said Saturday, days after he was extradited from China.

혻 혻 Jeong Myeong-seok, 62, the leader of Jesus Morning Star or JMS named after his initials, was arrested in China in May last year at the request of the Seoul government. He was extradited to Seoul last week.

혻 혻 Officials from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office said Jeong was put behind bars for trial after a Seoul court issued an arrest warrant for him on charges of raping a number of his followers.

혻 혻 The self-proclaimed messiah has been on the run since 1999 after a South Korean television station aired a program alleging that he raped many women who followed him. He was once detained in Hong Kong police Hong Kong in 2003 on visa violations but fled to China where he was arrested.

혻혻 In 2003, two women, a South Korean and a Japanese, filed a criminal suit with a Seoul court against him, claiming that they were raped by Jeong.

혻혻 Last month, South Korea's Supreme Court ruled in favor of the two women, ordering Jeong to pay them 10 million won (US$10,500) and 5 million won, respectively, in compensation.

혻혻 The court said Jeong forced the followers to have sex with him, saying that is a religious behavior meant to save their souls.

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August 26, 2008, 07:31:25 AM
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Re: Jung now in custody of Korean police
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 05:50:03 AM »
I just found Associated Press footage (with a description) from the day Jeong arrived back in Korea after being extradited from China:


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1. Wide of an aircraft taxing on airport tarmac
2. Zoom in to Jung Myung-seok (wearing a mask) walking down stairs with prosecution officials
3. Top shot, zoom in to Jung walking towards car and getting in
4. Cars driving away
AP Television
5. Close-up of electronic arrivals board showing arrival of Jung's plane
6. Wide of gathered Jesus Morning Star followers and police officers at Incheon International Airport
7. Various of Jesus Morning Star followers
8. SOUNDBITE: (Korean) Bae Jae-yong, follower of Jesus Morning Star:
"He has never been directly involved with the finances as he manages the congregation, so his embezzlement charge is just a groundless rumor. The rape charge is also a distorted rumor that was made by the people who have slandered him. Everything is different from the truth, and all fundamental truth will be clarified by him at the prosecutor's office."
9. Various of Jesus Morning Star followers
10. Tilt-down pan from electronic board to followers
STORYLINE:
The leader of a homegrown South Korean religious sect was extradited back to Seoul on Wednesday from China on charges of raping female followers.
Jung Myung-seok, the 63-year-old leader of the Jesus Morning Star sect or JMS, was arrested in China in May last year after more than six years on the run.
South Korean prosecutors had asked China to send him home to face rape charges.
Kim Hye-woong, a Justice Ministry official, said Jung faced the same charges as before.
Local media have reported that Jung raped followers and forced them to have group sex with him, saying God allowed him all women in the world and warning they would find themselves "in great trouble" if they rejected his demands.
South Korean media also reported that Jung had claimed to have received a "special revelation" from God, and that many female members of his cult were ordered to undress for a "health check" and have sex with him to wipe off their sins.
Jung denies the charges, his followers say.
Bae Jae-yong, one of hundreds of followers who waited for Jung at the airport, called the charges "a distorted rumor that was created by the people who have slandered him."
"Everything is different from the truth, and all fundamental truth will be clarified by him at the prosecutor's office," he said.
Followers were not able to see Jung as prosecutors placed him in a car on the tarmac.
Jung's case became known after Korean television network SBS first carried a report on his alleged wrongdoing in 1999.
At that time, thousands of followers protested at the TV station over the report.
It is unclear how many followers the sect now has.
Jung is also known by the names of Joshua Jung, Joshua Lee Jung, Joshua Lee, and JMS.