The leader of an alleged polygamist cult who often refers to himself as “3God” and “Nature Boy” is facing several charges this week, including false imprisonment and rape.
Eligio Bishop, the 40-year-old leader of the group Carbon Nation, was arrested on April 14 on five charges—including rape, false imprisonment, and sending sexually explicit electronic transmissions without consent—the Dekalb County Police Department said. The arrest follows a Wednesday-night raid on his Georgia home by dozens of officers and a tactical team, according to WSB-TV.
He is currently being held at DeKalb County jail after Magistrate Judge Abbi Taylor denied bail during a Friday court appearance, owing to the severity of his alleged crimes. While authorities have not provided details into what led to the charges, police did confirm a “special victims unit investigation” into Bishop has been ongoing since March 30 after they received a complaint against him. The Wednesday raid, police said, included search and arrest warrants.
“There is no additional information at this time,” a police spokesperson told The Daily Beast.
According to DeKalb County jail records, however, the alleged rape and false imprisonment occurred on March 24. Three days later, he allegedly sent explicit pictures in messages without the subject’s consent, prompting two counts on the charge of prohibited nude or sexually explicit electronic transmission.