According to the BBC, Indian guru Asaram Bapu received a life sentence for the rape of a 16 year old girl. He is also tried for another rape.
The guru has more than 400 ashrams throughout the world, where he teaches yoga.
In India, Asaram has a huge number of followers and authorities afraid of a surge of violence. This had previously happened in India, when guru Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 10 years for rape.