More victims coming forward in sex investigation police say
Thursday, November 2nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Tulsa Police say more victims are coming forward in a sex cult investigation made public last week.
24-year old Jermol Gentry pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday to one charge of lewd molestation and forcible sodomy. Police say since his arrest, eight more victims who have stepped forward.
One young man who says he was a member of Gentry's cult spoke exclusively to The News on Six. The 22- -year-old says he was a troubled teenager when he met Gentry a few years ago. He says the cult which Gentry called "the group," involved drugs, meditation and sex acts. "We would sit around, smoke weed, and talk about spiritual things,â€ explained the alleged victim. â€œWhenever we started doing that, all the things he would talk about with meditation, and how to talk to people and get what you wanted was interesting to me."
The alleged victim says Gentry used sexual acts to punish cult members for mistakes they made obeying his teachings on angels and other spiritual ideas. Police say they will turn all the cases over to the District Attorney's office today.