A man calling himself a “witch doctor” is accused of raping a woman who had paid him for a cleansing ritual, and police believe that he targeted illegal aliens because he could threaten to report them to immigration officials.
Police say that 44-year-old Hassan Shalgheen took an appointment from a woman seeking a cleansing ritual and invited her to his apartment in Duluth, a small suburban town near Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday evening.
She said she found out about Shalgheen through WhatsApp, a social media platform.
Police said that Shalgheen took her clothes off for the ritual and then forced himself on her and sexually assaulted her.
She called police from his apartment at about 11 p.m.
Shalgheen was arrested and charged with two counts of rape. He was also charged with false imprisonment, theft, and sexual battery.
Video of the arrest was obtained by WANF-TV and showed police telling Shalgheen that they had a warrant for his DNA.