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Practicing Exorcist Pleads Not-Guilty

Last updated on Monday, August 13, 2007

(BLOOMINGTON) - A Bloomington man accused in an exorcism case is defending himself.

22-year-old Eddie Uyesugi has told a Monroe County judge he's not-guilty of confinement and battery. Uyesugi is accused of hurting a 14-year-old autistic boy in May, while trying to perform an exorcism on him.

According to the probable cause, he hit the boy and shoved his hands down the boys throat - attempting to cast out demons.

If Uyesugi is found guilty he could face up to nine years in prison, an pay up to $15,000 in fines.

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