Trial for Alleged Georgia Cult Leader Accused of Rape and Revenge Porn Begins Next Week

Trial for Alleged Georgia Cult Leader Accused of Rape and Revenge Porn Begins Next Week

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The Gist: Eligio Bishop, facing charges of rape and distributing revenge porn, is scheduled for trial in DeKalb County.

The Details: The trial of Eligio Bishop, 40, an alleged cult leader accused of raping a former follower and posting sexually explicit content of her online, is set to begin with jury selection and a motions hearing on February 20.

Bishop has been detained without bond in the DeKalb County Jail since his arrest in April 2022, following charges including rape, false imprisonment, and three counts of Prohibition on Nude or Sexually Explicit Electronic Transmissions.

Why It Matters: This case highlights the severe allegations of abuse and exploitation within groups that operate under the guise of spiritual or personal development, bringing to the forefront the importance of accountability and the legal system’s role in addressing such abuse.

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