Skip to comments.Mexico breaks up alleged border sex-slavery cult
Posted on 01/31/2013 2:51:48 PM PST by SwinneySwitch
MEXICO CITY Mexican officials broke up a bizarre cult that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the U.S. border, Mexican immigration authorities said Tuesday.
The "Defensores de Cristo" or "Defenders of Christ" allegedly recruited women to have sex with a Spanish man who claimed he was the reincarnation of Christ, according to an official of a victims' advocacy group, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak publicly about the case.
Followers were subjected to forced labor or sexual services, including prostitution, according to the National Immigration Institute that said it filed a complaint more than a year ago about the cult.
Federal police, agents of Mexico's National Immigration Institute and prosecutors raided a house earlier this week near Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas, and found cult members, including children, living in filthy conditions, according to the institute official.
The institute in a statement said 14 foreigners were detained in the raid and have been turned over to prosecutors, pending possible charges.
Those detained include six Spaniards, and two people each from Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela. One person from Argentina and one from Ecuador were also detained. Spain's Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed its citizens were among those arrested.
The institute said 10 Mexicans were also found at the house, mainly women, and are presumably among the victims of the cult.
The Attorney General's Office said the investigation was still under way as to what charges, if any, might apply in the case. Given the binds of sect loyalty that had been built over an estimated three years, prosecutors were still trying to work out which of the detainees may be considered victims, and which were abusers.
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Got tired of the same old, same old. Wanted to change the menu.
prosecutors were still trying to work out which of the detainees may be considered victims, and which were abusers.
It’s that difficult?
The problem is, victims tend to get co-opted by the abusers to abuse people themselves via Stockholm Syndrome.
If someone is abused, and later joins in abusing people, should she be considered a victim, an abuser or both?
The words “alleged” and “suspect” is really starting to hack me off. Use them when there’s a doubt. Quit using them when there’s not.
Menendez is upset
Ok, I forgot about that aspect.
Has the senator from New Jersey been to Mexico lately?
“.... a Spanish man who claimed he was the reincarnation of Christ”
I guess just saying, “I’m a U.S. senator” isn’t working any more.
Don’t worry, Marco Rubio and Barack Obama will give them Amnesty. Send em over
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