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Raw-egg ‘healer’ accused of raping woman in Santa Ana

Alberto Flores Ramirez

A self-described spiritual healer whose methods involve “cleansing” with raw eggs turned out to be a rapist instead, according to Santa Ana police.

The Orange County Register reports that 36-year-old Alberto Flores Ramirez of San Clemente met his alleged victim, a 33-year-old Simi Valley woman, on the dating website Badoo. Police say that during their online correspondence, the woman revealed that she yearned to bring her children into the U.S. from Mexico, and Ramirez told her he had the answer: spiritual cleansing.

The two met face-to-face at a McDonald’s in Santa Ana on April 3, according to police, and Ramirez talked her into getting a room with him at the Aloha Motel on Main Street in Santa Ana.

Ramirez then began his idea of spiritual cleansing: a mysterious procedure -- could it be this? -- involving a raw egg. What exactly the procedure was, or how it would bring the woman’s children north from Mexico, remains unclear.