ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Danielle Harkins, 35, was arrested Tuesday after police say she cut a child to 'remove an evil tick,' and then performed a ritualistic burning to 'expel evil spirits.'
In an arrest affidavit, a St. Petersburg Police officer claims Harkins pressured the victim to allow her to cut the child's back to "get rid of an evil tick" in a ritual performed on Saturday.
She then poured perfume on the child's hand, and lit it on fire to "prevent any more evil spirits from entering" the child.
Bond has been set at $50,000.
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