A 16-year-old girl was gang-raped by a group of men and then had her eyes gouged out by her own sister in what police in Argentina are describing as a horrific exorcism ritual, one organized by a local pastor.
The attack happened in the town of General Pinedo, in Argentina’s northern Chaco province. The family of the teen claimed she was possessed by the devil, and they came up with a terrifying scheme in an attempt to save her.
The ritual, which was allegedly planned by a local pastor, involved a group of men raping the girl. The attack grew even more violent from there, the Mirror noted.
“Police have arrested the older sister, who claims the local pastor ordered her to remove her siblings’s eyes in order to help drive out the evil things her sister was seeing.
“The older girl said the devil was gaining access to her sister through her visions, and it was believed that because demons are terrified of pain, the act would drive out the devil.”
The victim was listed in critical condition at the intensive care unit of a local hospital.
The gang rape case was shocking even to veteran law enforcement officers.
“It is the first time in 22 years of my career in the police to have an event of this nature,” said Police Commissioner Pablo Almiron. “The prosecutor has also said that it is the first time in his life. It is very difficult to explain that something like this could happen to a teenager.”
This is not the first horrific gang rape allegation to make the news recently. In Miami, a group of teenagers are accused of manipulating a mentally handicapped girl, luring her into a janitor’s closet at their high school, and then gang raping her.
According to NBC News, the disturbing incident included the boys forcing the girl to commit a number of sex acts against her will.
The incident forced changes at the school district, with officials implementing a new set of safety and security measures.
“The safety and security of our students and staff represent one of our top priorities,” said Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego. “While we struggle to understand the senseless depravity of this isolated but disturbing student incident, we commend the deliberate and swift actions of Miami-Dade Schools Police in apprehending the alleged perpetrators. Our thoughts continue to be with the victim and her family. While it is nearly impossible to prevent isolated incidents, a clear understanding and review of all surrounding circumstances is undertaken to further perfect safety and security protocols.”
Police in Argentina have arrested the victim’s sister and are reportedly close to arresting a group of men who took part in the gang rape exorcism ritual.
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