Natural healer kidnaps 2 7-year-old girls and keeps them as sex slaves for 4 yearsBy Mason White 3:05 AM November 30, 2015
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By: Tanya Malhotra
A natural healer was arrested on a charge of rape after allegedly kidnapping and raping two young girls, police in Nigeria said.
Cross River State police said that they have arrested 42-year-old Emmanuel Akpan-Okon, after being accused of kidnapping two 7-year-old girls and keeping them as sex slaves for four years.
Akpan-Okon was charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of rape. According to the police investigation, Akpan-Okon was known in the area as a natural healer.
Akpan-Okon claimed that he kidnapped the two children because their mothers couldn’t take care of them because they had too many kids.
The suspect admitted to having sex with the children for four years.
Police raided the suspect’s home after receiving a tip for a neighbor about armed robbers visiting the healer numerous times.
During the raid, police noticed the two girls curled up in a corner of the home. The girl told police that they were taken away from their mothers four years ago.
They also revealed that the suspect had sex with them and promised to one day return them to their homes. The girls were taken into custody and the police are currently searching for their parents.