Skeptic News: TV 'spiritual healer' jailed for sexual assaults

37-year-old Alain Bhatupa, from Upper Edmonton, north London, has been jailed for nine years for sexually assaulting two women who went to him for help.

Bhatupa used the name The Prophet Alain as he promoted his services as a healer on satellite channel Religious Wonderful TV.

His spot on the station was seen by a 61-year-old woman, who went to him in August 2011 for help dealing with back pain Bhatupa examined her, sexually assaulted her, and then requested a ‘financial offering’ of £500. A second woman, aged 40, also arranged an appointment with Bhatupa after seeing him on television, she wanted treatment for a foot problem, but was sexually assaulted and asked for an ‘offering’ of more than £600.

Bhatupa was found guilty of three counts of digital penetration and two counts of sexual assault last month and, at a sentencing hearing today, given a nine-year prison sentence.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in news, opinion, Scepticism and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s