Durham police have investigated a terrace house in Darlington following reports of people being held against their will in the house. However, the house is home to cult of Kaotians, a religion based on a science-fiction novel.
Kaotians are a branch of Goreans – a sex cult where women are dominated based on the “Chronicles of Gor”, which was written in the 1960s. In the Darlington raid, police found no evidence of illegal activity and that all participants were willing.
Lee Thompson, the 31-year-old “master” of the Darlington house said: "Most people think it is a very sexual thing, but it is about every action that they make, they do it for their master… I have been called sick but I don't think what I do is bad."