Cult leader gets 10 years for rape

Seoul, South Korea - A South Korean cult leader who told followers to have sex with him to purge their sins was jailed for 10 years.

Jeong Myeong Seok, whose JMS sect stands for both Jesus Morning Star and his initials, was convicted of raping or sexually assaulting four women between 2001 and 2006.

An appeal court added four years to a lower court's sentence of six years.

The court was crowded with some 70 of Jeong's followers, some sighing and others shedding tears at the sentence, media reports said.