Spanish priest investigated for exorcisms on anorexic teen

A Spanish priest is being investigated after allegedly performing more than a dozen exorcisms on a teenage girl with anorexia.

When the girl was 16, her parents interpreted her problems with anorexia and anxiety as a sign of demonic possession.

Her parents turned to exorcism after stays in hospitals didn’t see her recover.

The parents sent her to a priest in Valladolid who allegedly carried out the exorcisms.

The girl told authorities she was forced to lie on the ground and was tied up with crosses placed over her head.

Images of saints were put on her body during the ritual, which often lasted between one and two hours.

The girl and members of her extended family complained to authorities.

A judge has declared that the exorcisms on the girl may have crossed the line into “domestic violence, causing injury and abuse”.

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