The well-known Turkish TV preacher Adnan Oktar has been sentenced to a total of 8,658 years in prison. A court in Istanbul found the 66-year-old guilty of sexual abuse and deprivation of liberty on Wednesday, according to the official Anadolu news agency. In a first trial, Oktar was sentenced to a total of 1,075 years in prison last year, but an appeals court overturned the sentence.
Investigators from the Financial Crimes Unit arrested the Muslim preacher along with a number of supporters in July 2018. According to Anadolu, ten co-defendants have now also been sentenced to 8,658 years in prison.