A Cherubim and Seraphim pastor based in Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, Michael Oluronbi, has been sentenced to 34 years in prison for raping female and male members of his church for over 20 years.
The prosecutors had told the court that Oluronbi hid under the guise of carrying out deliverance and spiritual works on his victims, male and females, to sexually assault them.
His wife, Juliana Oluronbi, 58, was also jailed for 11 years after being found guilty of three counts of aiding and abetting rape after helping arrange some of the terminations.
The pastor reportedly carried out some of his offenses by convincing five of his victims who attended his church, to take part in ‘spiritual bathing’, which he claimed would ‘cleanse’ them of evil spirits.
While confessing to the defendant told the police that devil made him do it.
Ruling, Judge Sarah Buckingham, while sentencing the pastor said Oluronbi’s crimes “must be one of the worst cases of sexual abuse of multiple children to come before the courts.