Officials Raid Alleged Sex Slavery Cult


| January 30, 2013 - 4:01 pm

What happens on the border doesn’t stay there.

Mexican officials raided a bizarre cult whose leader claimed to be Christ and ran a sex slavery ring along the U.S. border, officials said. The “Defensores de Cristo” (“Defenders of Christ) allegedly recruited women and subjected them to forced labor or sexual services, including prostitution, according to the National Immigration Institute who filed a complaint about the cult a year ago.

The institute said in a statement that 14 foreigners were detained in the raid, including six Spaniards, two people each from Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela. One person from Argentina and one from Ecuador were also detained. Spain’s Foreign Affairs Ministry also confirmed its citizens were among those arrested.

They have been turned over to prosecutors with charges pending.

Read the full report by the Washington Post here.

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