PIX 11, July 4, 2015
A self-proclaimed voodoo priest in South Florida was charged with sexual battery last month after allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl while claiming it was to “cleanse evil spirits.”
According to the Sun-Sentinel, Cinor told the girl and her mother he could feel evil spirits coming from the girl during a spiritual consultation. He then took her into a tiki-style backyard shed and had sex with her, police say.
After the incident, the girl told her mom, who confronted Cinor. However, the voodoo man threatened to curse the woman if she went to authorities.
“He was using the victims’ belief in voodoo and curses,”Sunrise police Officer Cindi McCue told the Sun-Sentinel. “They believed they could die if they didn’t follow his instructions.”
It was only years later, after the girl told her father about what happened during the “voodoo consultation,” that police learned of the alleged assault.
Two years ago, two separate women told police they had sex with Cinor after he told them they needed a spiritual cleansing. One of the women, who said Cinor told her she would die if she didn’t have sex with him, became pregnant.