Anaheim 'Spiritual Healer' Accused Of Sexual Assault


ANAHEIM (CNS) - A 69-year-old self-proclaimed “spiritual healer'' was behind bars today on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman who came to him for help, police said.

The woman, who is in her 40s, alleged that she was sexually assaulted multiple times over the last several weeks when she came to Leopoldo Garcia for his services at his business Botanica El Padrino in the Anaheim Market Place at 1440 S. Anaheim Blvd., said Anaheim police Sgt. Shane Carringer.

Garcia, also known as Leo or Curandero, bills himself as a spiritual healer who tells clients that he can help them remove a curse on them if they have sex with him, Carringer said.

Garcia was booked on Monday with rape and was being held in Anaheim's jail on $100,000 bail, Carringer said.

Investigators are concerned there may be more alleged victims and asked for anyone with relevant information to call detectives at 714-765-1617.

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