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Man Posing as Spiritual Healer Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Female Clients

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Police in Downey are investigating a suspect who allegedly posed as a spiritual healer in order to sexually assault female clients.The suspect, identified by ABC7 as Jose Felix of Victorville, advertised his services as a "Chaman Vidente" in a Spanish-language classifieds publication.

The Downey Police Department is asking that anyone who met with Felix to use his services and/or who were possible victims of assault to please come forward.

Felix was taken into custody last week, and remains jailed on $400,000 bail.