TEL AVIV, Israel – An Israeli court convicted a polygamist cult leader of sex crimes on Monday, after he kept a harem of women who bore him dozens of children in a state of near total obedience. ..
Ratzon kept at least 21 “wives,” some of whom tattooed his name on their bodies along with images of the short 64-year-old with long white hair and beard.
The children they bore him were named after variations of his first name Goel, or “savior” in Hebrew. [ABC News]