Alleged cult leader gets life without parole

A DeKalb County jury sentenced alleged cult leader Eligio Bishop to life without parole for raping one of his former group members and then posting “revenge porn” online, according to a news release from DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston’s office.

Bishop was convicted by jury on charges of rape, false imprisonment, and three counts of prohibition of nude or sexually explicit electronic transmission.

According to the investigation, officers with DeKalb County Police Department responded to a call about a domestic incident on March 30, 2022, at a home on Arbor Chase in unincorporated Decatur. The victim reportedly told police she had joined a “sex cult” and that her boyfriend, Bishop, was the leader. The woman said she wanted to file charges against Bishop because he had posted multiple sexually explicit videos of her online without her consent.

The news release states that the victim attempted to leave the group when Bishop ordered other members of the group to beat her.

Following the guilty verdicts, DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Stacey Hydrick sentenced Bishop to life without parole plus 10 years.

Bishop grew a following on YouTube, Instagram, and other social media platforms for his “Natureboy” persona and his “Carbon Nation” group.

According to The Costa Rica Star and Hawaii News Now, Bishop and some of his followers were allegedly kicked out of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama and arrested in Hawaii for breaking quarantine protocol.

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