Father, Son Arrested in Alleged Stockton Exorcism Kidnapping

By Associated Press
|  Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013  |  Updated 4:09 PM PDT
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A father and son are in custody in California on suspicion of kidnapping the father's ex-wife to perform an exorcism.

San Joaquin County Sheriff's officials say 42-year-old Jose Magana-Farias and his son, 20-year-old Victor Farias, thought the woman was possessed because her behavior had changed.

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Lt. Mike Jones tells KCRA-TV they picked her up on Saturday in Stockton and got two priests. The priests aren't expected to face charges, according to the station.

According to a sheriff's report, the woman was doused with sacred oil during some sort of religious ceremony. She was later found unharmed.

Magana-Farias and his son are scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon. It was not immediately clear whether they had attorneys or had been charged.

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