An Israeli man claiming to have mystical powers has been accused of tricking a client into giving him sexual favors and money while claiming to cast spells making her ex-lover return.
According to a story in the Jerusalem Post, "the woman found the 39-year-old Golan Heights resident on the Internet and asked him to help her with holistic treatment to recover from emotional despair caused by the break-up.
"Over the coming months the man held a number of meetings with the woman, during which he promised that through the power of sorcery he could make her boyfriend come back to her - all while charging her thousands of shekels in fees."
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One of the rituals allegedly required the woman to have sex with the man, which she did. Neither the woman nor the sorcerer she hired have been named, and police are looking for additional victims.
As bizarre as this situation is, it's not unusual.
Just last year two women accused Karl Lang, a British psychic, of sexual exploitation, one saying that he tricked her into stripping naked during a séance and performing "like a porn star" in exchange for a promise that she could contact her dead grandfather. A second victim claimed that Lang convinced her that her dead father was communicating with him, encouraging her to undress and masturbate to improve her psychic powers.