Stephen Tari http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/41409/all en 'Black Jesus' among PNG prison escapees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/black-jesus-among-png-prison-escapees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A manhunt was under way Sunday after 49 prisoners, including an infamous cult leader known as "Black Jesus" who is suspected of cannibalism, broke out of a jail in Papua New Guinea.</p> <p>The escape happened from a prison in Madang on the poverty-stricken Pacific nation's east, with convicted rapist Stephen Tari among those that got away, Australian media reported.</p> <p>Tari, a failed Lutheran pastor who was widely known as Black Jesus, was found guilty in 2010 of raping girls who belonged to his Christian-based sect and sentenced to up to 10 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/black-jesus-among-png-prison-escapees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cannibalism Crimes Crimes against humanity Religion Stephen Tari AFP Sun, 24 Mar 2013 06:45:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792314 at http://www.globalpost.com