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Old 04-03-2009, 04:07 PM
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Human body parts found in religious temple

Human body parts found in religious temple
The leader of a religious group has been arrested by police after human body parts were found in the cult's temple.
By Nick Evans in Buenos Aires
Last Updated: 3:39PM BST 03 Apr 2009

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A human skull, femur, and other bones were found on the altar, and detectives were investigating whether human sacrifices were carried out at the church in Argentina.

Police arrested the 44-year-old priest after allegations that he forced female followers into prostitution to raise money for the Umbanda cult, a spiritualist religious group which has followers throughout South America.

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The priest allegedly picked on the most vulnerable of his female congregation and after seducing them, threatened them with divine retribution if they didn't carry out his orders.

A relative of one of the victims realised what was going on and went to the police.

When they raided the temple, officers also found a book detailing the money the women were earning from prostitution, as well as liberating several terrified female followers who are now valuable witnesses.
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