Parents ‘tried to exorcise daughter, 10 (year old)
18 Jan 2013 The Telegraph UK
A couple living in Sweden have been charged with child abuse for trying to exorcise their daughter at age 10 because they thought she was a witch, a prosecutor said.
The couple, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, “think their daughter is a witch and reject the accusation” of abuse, Daniel Larson, a prosecutor in the western Swedish town of Boraas, said on Friday.
The indictment is based on three alleged acts of abuse committed between February 2007 and February 2008.
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Comentary: Most Catholic and some Protestant ministers that deal in deliverance ministries, advise that lay people should never attempt a “do-it-yourself” exorcism. The same authorities insist that an exorcism should only take place as a last resort, after full psychiatric and medical examination and only when those avenues of treatment have been exhausted. Suffice it to say that these same authorities would never allow such torture to take place as what did in this unfortunate situation in which the parents of the victim forced the child to drink a concoction of cleaning fluid and her own urine. That act is appalling and should never have taken place.