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Sex slavery cult forced women to sleep with man claiming to be Christ

Ignacio González, center, shown alongside his two alleged wives. (Photo: Facebook)

Ignacio González, center, shown alongside his two alleged wives. (Photo: Facebook)

Ignacio González, center, shown alongside his two alleged wives. (Photo: Facebook)

MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials broke up a bizarre cult on Tuesday that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the U.S. border, according to Mexican immigration authorities. 

The “Defensores de Cristo” or “Defenders of Christ” allegedly recruited women to have sex with a Spanish man named Ignacio González, who claimed he was the reincarnation of Christ, according to the Associated Press.

Followers were subjected to forced labor or sexual services, including prostitution, according to the National Immigration Institute that said it filed a complaint more than a year ago about the cult.

Federal police, agents of Mexico’s National Immigration Institute and prosecutors raided a house earlier this week near Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas, and found cult members, including children, living in filthy conditions, according to the institute official.

The institute in a statement said 14 foreigners were detained in the raid and have been turned over to prosecutors, pending possible charges.

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