Newsweek reports that a man in New York who calls himself a “spiritual healer” has been arrested for allegedly molesting multiple clients and even walking across a pregnant woman’s stomach, resulting in a charge of illegally performing an abortion. Cristian Robles, 32, is also being charged with two counts of criminal sexual activity, weapons possession and five counts of sexual abuse. These crimes allegedly occurred between March 27 and April 13 at his home.
Two women and three men reported to Bronx police that Robles had sexually assaulted them. The victims included a married couple and a mother and son. One of the women also claimed that a ritual Robles performed caused her to lose her child. She was six weeks pregnant when he walked on her stomach for ten minutes and repeated the action on her back, according to the New York Post. She miscarried the following day.
Other victims said Robles made them drink a type of oil that make them shake uncontrollably, before he cut off their clothes and sexually assaulted them. He then warned them not to tell anyone or he would kill them.
Robles also allegedly told the victims his body was a “heavenly vessel” when trying to get them to have sex with him. He was paid $100 to $1,500 for his services.
Three children living with Robles, ranging in age from 5 to 10, have been under the care of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services since his arrest.
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