MACON, Ga. – The leader of a quasi-religious sect was sentenced Thursday to 135 years in prison for molesting boys and girls at the group's
ancient Egyptian-style compound.
He was convicted in January on 11 counts of child molestation and racketeering. Prosecutors said he recruited older girls to groom younger girls for
sex with him, and used the cult for his financial gain.
The sect was founded as a Muslim commune in New York and moved to Eatonton in 1993, where York set himself up as a messiah figure.
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