False prophet jailed in Australia for having sex with minor

An Australian Roman Catholic who considers himself the rightful pope and claims to communicate with the Virgin Mary once a month was jailed Friday for having sex with an underage girl in the cult community he led.

False prophet jailed in Australia for having sex with minor
An Australian Roman Catholic who considers himself the rightful pope and claims to communicate with the Virgin Mary once a month was jailed Friday for having sex with an underage girl in the cult community he led.

Self-proclaimed prophet William Kamm, who received a six-year sentence, showed the girl letters he said were from the Virgin Mary that blessed their union. The 56-year-old, who is already serving a term for a similar offence, told the girl she was chosen by the Virgin Mary to help him populate the earth with his "mystical seed."

The abuse began when the girl was 14 and continued until she was 19, when she bore his child.

"It's difficult to understand how anyone could have been taken in by the offender, but clearly, many were," Judge Peter Berman told the Sydney court.

"It's remarkable that although many believed him to be god and that the writings came directly from the Virgin Mary, nobody thought to ask ... why he was incapable of spelling simple words correctly," the judge said.

DPA
Last Mod: 24 Ağustos 2007, 19:08
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