Police accuse Marcos Pereira, head of Brazil’s Assembly of God of the Latter Days church, of raping six women.
“He is accused of raping six women, including three under the age of 18,” police inspector Marcio Mendonca Dugubras on Wednesday.
Dugubras said that Pereira would tell his victims that they were possessed by the devil and therefore needed to have sex with a “holy” person.
The victims, all of them poor, consented, thinking that by doing so they “were ridding themselves” of their sins, Dugubras told reporters.
Marcos Pereira is suspected for having raped another 20 women since 1998, some of them minors.
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