A 60-year-old self-styled Nigerian qualified pharmacist and Cherubim & Seraphim pastor identified as Michael Oluronbi who has been sexually abusing children and adults for more than 20 years has finally been convicted on Friday after being found guilty of 15 counts of rape against seven victims of raped members of his congregation in Birmingham and London.
During the trial, a jury heard that some young female victims became pregnant several times but were taken to abortion clinics by Oluronbi and his wife to cover up what was happening during a campaign of abuse that started in the 1980s.
The cleric carried out some of these rape actions after convincing followers and their children to take part in naked “spiritual bathing”, which he claimed would “cleanse” them of evil spirits.
Four of the girls fell pregnant in the process and when they did, Oluronbi and his wife arranged for a paid abortion or Michael would administer the drug himself.
Alongside being found guilty of the 15 rapes, he was convicted of seven counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault.
His wife, Juliana, was convicted of three counts of aiding and abetting rape after helping arrange some of the abortions.
The “feared” pastor was finally found out after one of his child victims, now an adult, came forward. One of the girls had five or six abortions. Oluronbi and his wife will be sentenced later this year.