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Posted: November 13, 2013

Police: Father, son kidnap ex-wife for exorcism

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By JAMAL ANDRESS

A California father and son were arrested Tuesday after police say they kidnapped the father's ex-wife. But they also have another act to answer for. 

"On the way they picked up a priest in South Stockton and another priest at a second location, then an exorcism."

Police say 42-year-old ​Jose Farias and his 20-year-old son Victor kidnapped his ex-wife and then forced her to undergo an exorcism. (via KCRA)

According to reports, the ex-wife willingly got in the car under the false pretense that the husband wanted to work out things out. But that's when police say things got weird. 

According to Stockton police, the two priests doused her with "sacred oil" in a religious ritual to "purify her." She was found by police physically unharmed. (via KTXL)

But believe it or not, false imprisonment and exorcisms aren't as uncommon as they should be. 

In Florida a 54-year-old man allegedly tried to perform a violent two-day exorcism on his 80-year-old girlfriend. (via Huffington Post)

The woman was found with bruises and scratches all over her arms and that man was "too intoxicated to talk" when police arrived. (via Gawker)

Police say no torture was involved in the alleged Stockton, California exorcism. The father and son are expected to appear in court Wednesday. 

- See more at newsy.com.  

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