Two Women Accused of Disfiguring Child in Religious Ritual

EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA (WBZ-AM) –  A 5-year-old girl from Randolph, MA is permanently disfigured with 3rd degree on her face, following a religious ritual.

Her mother told police it was caused by a demon leaving the girl’s body following a voodoo ritual.

It happened in an East Bridgewater apartment in January, where the mother brought her daughter and 8-year old son to get rid of the evil spirits she believed were causing the children to misbehave badly.

The girl’s 8 year old brother was also allegedly forced to strip down during another ritual. He did not suffer any physical injuries.

They say that the two women who performed the ritual have been arrested on charges, including assault and battery and mayhem.

Peggy Labossiere and her sister Rachel Hilaire were ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing.

The women claim they performed the rituals in their apartment at the request of the children’s mother, who believes the children were misbehaving badly due to evil spirits.

Police have not charged the mother who was later sent to Pembroke Hospital for mental health treatment.

The children have been placed in the custody of the state’s Department of Children and Families.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Bernice Corpuz Reports

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