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Court sentences Israeli cult leader with at least 21 wives to 30-year prison sentence

FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2010 file photo, Israeli, Goel Ratzon sits in a courtroom at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel. An Israeli court on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, sentenced Ratzon, a convicted polygamist and cult leader, to a 30-year prison sentence. Ratzon was found guilty of rape, incest and other offenses in September, but acquitted of enslavement charges. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2010 file photo, Israeli, Goel Ratzon sits in a courtroom at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel. An Israeli court on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, sentenced Ratzon, a convicted polygamist and cult leader, to a 30-year prison sentence. Ratzon was found guilty of rape, incest and other offenses in September, but acquitted of enslavement charges. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)  (The Associated Press)

An Israeli court has sentenced a convicted polygamist and cult leader to a 30-year prison sentence.

Goel Ratzon was found guilty of rape, incest and other offenses in September, but acquitted of enslavement charges.

He was sentenced Tuesday in Tel Aviv District Court.

The case shocked Israelis when details of the cult emerged in 2010. Ratzon kept at least 21 "wives," some of whom tattooed his name on their bodies along with images of the short 64 year old with long white hair and beard.

The children they bore him were named after variations of his first name Goel, or "savior" in Hebrew.