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2 arrested in alleged Northern California exorcism kidnapping

STOCKTON — A father and son are in custody in San Joaquin County on suspicion of kidnapping the father's ex-wife to perform an exorcism.

Sheriff's officials say 42-year-old Jose Magana-Farias and his son, 20-year-old Victor Farias, thought the woman was possessed because her behavior had changed.

Lt. Mike Jones tells KCRA-TV (http://bit.ly/17md4Bp) they picked her up on Saturday in Stockton and got two priests.

According to a sheriff's report, the woman was doused with sacred oil during some sort of religious ceremony. She was later found unharmed.

Magana-Farias and his son are scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday afternoon. It was not immediately clear whether they had attorneys or had been charged.


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