varg vikernes sure hasn't aged wellSect leader Hans Scheike died - turned 95
BERGSLAGEN Published December 6, 2019 at 5:29 pm
Sect leader Hans Scheike died - turned 95
Hans Scheike is dead.Photo: GÖRAN ÄRNBÄCK
Hans Scheike.Photo: PRIVATE
Hans Scheike.Photo: MARTINA HUBER
Swedish sect leader Hans Scheike is dead, Expressen can tell.
Scheike led a controversial collective - called the "sex sect" - in Kopparberg where they engaged in sexual and sexual therapy.
Hans Scheike and other members of the collective were convicted in the late 1980s for sexual abuse of children.
Hans Scheike has been described as a sect leader who surrounded himself with female members on the rural farm in Bergslagen.
In late November he passed away, Expressen can tell. The information is confirmed by a relative with whom Expressen has been in contact, who declines to comment on Scheike's departure in general.
Hans Scheike turned 95 years old.
Became known for "facial therapy"
Hans Scheike was a professional graphologist and analyzed the relationship between writing and personality types. But it was in another role that he made himself known:
As the leader of a collective, more often described as a sect, on a farm outside Kopparberg.
In the infamous farm, Hans Scheike, and female members, for decades, described what they described as "face therapy" and the business received tremendous attention in television shows and reporting.
Initially, it was adult women with whom Scheike had polyamorous conditions who got spanked on the butt with birch crisis, as part of the collective's special therapy.
At the end of the 1980s, however, the collective's activities burst into scandal.
Express's front page September 8, 1988.
Described as a sex sect
Children had then moved into Hans Scheike's yard. In 1988, three of the children escaped from what the collective called "summer camps", and the business was described as a "sex sect".
The journalist Ida Lundqvist has reported in Sweden's Radio P3 documentary "Hans Scheike and his women" , from 2009, about how the children were attracted to the camp with promises of donkey riding.
Hans Scheike and three female members of the collective were convicted of sexual abuse of children. The leader himself was sentenced to six years in prison while the women received up to 18 months in prison.
Hans Scheike in his cell at Kumlaanstalten.Photo: ROLF KARLSSON
After Hans Scheike served half the sentence, he was released and resumed business on the farm.
Together with the women, he began to produce a large number of make-up films using birch crisis, rattan and carpet whips.
As late as 2014, the author Magnus Utvik released a book about the collective: "Tuktad til liberty", where he revealed that Hans Scheike, then 89 years, still controlled the makeup collective.
Expressen has sought one of the female members of the collective for a comment on Scheike's departure.