Sunday school teacher abused and claimed to ‘cure’ gay teen he threatened with ‘warlock powers’
A Sunday school teacher in the US state of Kentucky has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a minor under 18, after he threatended him with “warlock powers” in an attempt to stop him from speaking out.
Rex Allen Murphy was charged by the Sheriff’s Department in Eubank Kentucky, and held on a $50,000 bond.
Murphy threatened to kill the boy using his “warlock powers”, if he told, and said he could “cure” him of his “battle with homosexuality because he, too, had experimented with homosexuality.”
He was arrested after the victim reported abuse to the authorities. Only a small amount of detail has been released given the severity of the case.
According to Eubank Chief of Police Colin Hatfield: “The details were very graphic and to the point. Upon tracking down the suspect, Rex Allen Murphy and interviewing him, he did in fact confess to the allegations.
“The victim stated that the suspect told him on numerous occasions that by brushing his skin or shaking his hand…he could tell his sins by the power he has. He comes from family of warlocks.
“He was very scared, because the suspect, in the victim’s eyes, had been threatening his life in the form of Wicca, witchcraft, black magic.”
The crimes allegedly took place over six months in the church, and eventually at the accused’s home.
Police are investigating whether there are more victims.