A sick pastor rubbed women’s and children’s private parts to ward off black magic, it is alleged.
Lourival Santos Andrade, 42, is facing rape accusations from 13 victims, including two minors who claim he ‘anointed oil’ on to drive out evil spirits.
An investigation was launched into Andrade’s perverted actions in August last year but it was not until his arrest on May 19, last month that more than a dozen women have come forward to talk to police.
Andrade is alleged to have raped his most of his victims in the municipality of Confresa, in the state of Mato Grosso in the Central-West Region of Brazil where he runs three churches.
He also reportedly struck in the state capital Cuiaba and in the municipality of Colniza.
Despite refusing to talk to police, investigators reportedly found notes at his house claiming that he did not know and did not assault the women.
One alleged victim – who is said to be minor – has reportedly claimed that the pastor caressed her private parts.
He also allegedly later made a video call to the minor in which it is alleged that he showed her his genitals.
A second victim, aged 17, reportedly claimed that she went to one of the churches to pray and the pastor rubbed oil on her because someone had performed black magic.
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The victim reportedly then felt dizzy before allegedly being sexually assaulted by the suspect.
Since his arrest, 13 other alleged victims have come forward, telling similar stories involving ‘anointed oil’ and alleging identical stories.
Police believe the real number of victims could be much higher and are investigating to find further victims.
If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 08 08 16 89 111 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.