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Title: Asaram Bapu gets life for raping 16 year-old
Post by: Volnutt on April 26, 2018, 06:01:04 PM
Speaking of creeps in high places... (https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/04/25/self-styled-indian-godman-jailed-for-life-for-teen-rape/23420363/)

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An Indian court jailed a self-styled religious preacher for life on Wednesday for raping a teenage girl, the latest sexual abuse case against a so-called "godman."

The case highlights the Indian heartland's fascination with spiritual gurus, who wield immense influence for their ability to mobilize millions of adherents, amass untaxed funds and find favor with politicians.

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Last year, followers of another guru, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, ran amok after he was found guilty of rape, unleashing violence that killed more than 30.

Nationwide outrage after a series of child rapes over the last two weeks spurred Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet to approve the death penalty for the rape of girls younger than 12.