Turtles all the way down

‘Cult’/Faith-healing rehab treatment cost man his leg, police say

Posted by doctore0 on October 18, 2012

Yet another victim of religion/Faith-healing

A Queens woman and her fiancé bound her brother so tightly in duct tape to “help him recover” from drug addiction and mental illness that doctors had to amputate his leg, cops say.

But relatives believe Myung Chung, 27, and her fiancé, Sung-Peel Youn, 39, were only following orders from what family members called a Korean-American Christian cult when they tied up Seungick Chung in their Flushing church.

“The couple believed the pastor, who is a woman,” said Sung-Peel Youn’s sister, Sarah Youn, 42. “They say she’s God.”

No one came to the door Tuesday at Pastor Ok-Joo Shin’s Parsons Blvd. church.

Myung Chung, 27, admitted to cops that on the night of Oct. 4, she and her fiancé stuffed a sock in her brother’s mouth and made sure it would stay there with duct tape.

They also used the tape to bind his wrists, ankles and knees, according to court paper
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