Fake holy man arrested in Italy, promised healing through sex

MILAN, Italy, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A self-proclaimed holy man who claimed women could be healed of illness by having sex with him was arrested on sexual assault charges, Milan, Italy police said.

The unidentified man, originally from Denmark but a longtime resident of Milan, claimed historical religious figures, including Jesus and St. Francis of Assisi, could speak through him, police said.


He was arrested for allegedly telling a victim that sex with him would cure her mental problems, and for allegedly extorting money from other victims -- as much as 4,000 euros ($5,408) in one case -- the Italian news agency ANSA reported Wednesday.

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