42-year-old Jose Magana-Farias, 42 and his son, Victor Farias, 20 allegedly kidnapped 41-year-old Blanca Farias, Jose’s ex-wife and Victor’s mother, with the intention of performing an exorcism on her to drive out her demons.

According to The L.A. Times, the ex-husband pretended that he wanted to meet with her to discuss getting back together; Magana-Farias picked up the woman in his car and then shortly after had two priests get in the car. They drove to a church where they started bathing the woman in sacred oil to “purify” her. The woman tried to escape and eventually managed to text her new boyfriend; he notified the police who were waiting for Jose when he arrived at his home.

Father and son have been charged with kidnapping, conspiracy to commit a crime and false imprisonment, plus the father has been jailed on a detainment order from the U.S. border patrol; there is no word if the priests involved in the exorcism have been charged.

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