No charges to be filed against men accused abducting woman for exorcism

6:19 PM, Nov 13, 2013   |    comments
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The two men accused of kidnapping a Stockton woman, taking her to Bay Point and having a priest perform an exorcism on her will not be facing any criminal charges.

Blanca Farias claims her estranged husband Jose Magana-Farias and son Victor Farias said they wanted to talk to her at a nearby coffee shop about the failing marriage. But when she got into the pick-up truck, she knew something was wrong. As she tried to get out of the truck, they held her down while a pastor she knew drove to the church an hour and a half away.

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Farias said she was able to text her boyfriend for help, who then called the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department. When everyone drove back to the Stockton home, deputies were there and arrested the two men.

The men were booked into San Joaquin County Jail for kidnapping, false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit a crime.

The San Joaquin County District Attorney Robert Himelblau said late Wednesday afternoon that unless additional evidence is presented, they will not be filing criminal charges against Magana-Farias and Victor Farias.

One of the men was released from jail Wednesday, but it's unclear who at this time.


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