A teen whose family believes was possessed by the devil was gang-raped and had her eyes gouged out during a terrifying exorcism, reported the Mirror. The 16-year-old girl – whose name has not been released – of General Pinedo complained to her family about seeing goats that weren’t actually there. As the terrifying visions continued, her family began to believe she was possessed by the devil.
They took the young teen to a local pastor who suggested an exorcism. Taking the pastor’s advice, the family, as well as other locals, pinned the girl down while she was gang-raped by a group of men as part of the brutal ritual. The pastor later informed the terrified family that the last thing they needed to do was to gouge the teen’s eyes out. The only way that she could be completely healed if it is done by the hands of her older sister.
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The woman desperately wanted to cure her sister; therefore, she complied and began cutting her sister’s eyes out with a knife, leaving the teen in critical condition. She was taken to Perrando de Resistencia hospital where she was placed in the intensive care unit after sustaining severe eye and genital injuries. Argentina police later arrested the sister for taking part in the brutal exorcism, reported the Daily Mail.
While in police custody, she told them that she carried out the act because she believed her sister was possessed by the devil and only wanted to cure her. The woman also claimed that 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.”
“It is the first time in 22 years of my career in the police to have an event of this nature,” said the 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.”
The teen’s parents were also taken into custody for questioning, and they stated that they only allowed the attacks to occur because it was suggested by a local pastor who assured them the she would be cured. Their daughter repeatedly complained about terrifying visions and they only wanted to cure her.
The parents were not arrested in taking part of the brutal exorcism.
After arresting the teen’s older sister, Argentina police officials are working diligently to apprehend the group of men that brutally gang-raped the teen girl.
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