The young Spaniards Patricia Aguilar, who was captured by a Peruvian self-proclaimed guru and almost two years later was rescued in the jungle of Peruand the other two women who lived together with the subject were subjected to abuse, exploitation and degrading treatment, according to testimonies from the victims themselves who had access to the Spanish media "El Períodico".
The women told the police details about what they had to live with Felix Steven Manrique, 35 years old and who own & # 39;Prince Gurdjieff& # 39 ;.
"Steven is the head of the household, as our partner and father of the children, he determines the rules of coexistence, we work twelve hours a day and we take care of the maintenance of Steven and Patricia and the children, as the authorities were looking for. he did not work, he was in the care of the children, "said one of the rescued women, according to" El Periódico ".
The woman added that the young Spanish woman was not allowed to work because she was wanted by the international police. In addition, Patricia Aguilar "I was in the care of the little ones," five in all, of the three women who had the guru.
According to the testimony of the victims collected by "El Periódico", Manrique he "asked for loyalty, respect, moral order, not to go out at night and to know how to behave". Similarly, one of the guru's wives said that he "went to internet cabs to connect for hours."
Felix Steven Manrique he promised in exchange for his obedience the "enlightenment", which would only be achieved by "sexual alchemy", which consisted in maintaining sexual relations with him without pleasure.
The released women also revealed that Manrique He forced them to have sex with him in turn: "In the beginning we were in a room, there was an armed bed and two mattresses, a medium and a boy." Steven slept with a couple in the big bed. another and others I. The others, we sat down on the floor, "according to one of the women.
One of the women also said that "everyone" had "sex with Steven until the moment of conception." "When I got pregnant, I had nothing more and Patricia was the same," said one of the victims.
According to the file to which "El Periódico" had access, the guru and the two other women, after the arrival of Patricia in the group in 2017, left their home in Lima to move to San Martín de Pangoa.
While Patricia cared for the children, the other 2 women worked 12 hours a day in a restaurant and their income was given to the guru who did not have a job. Exactly one of the allegations of the persecution against Manrique is that of labor exploitation.
On July 5, the police arrested Manrique in a rented room where he slept all day. Two of the women also lived in that place. Patricia was found in rural areas and lived with the five children under sub-binary conditions.
"We did not have electricity, water or sewage, but we got water from a stream and we were bitten several times by UTA (disease caused by a parasite) in different parts of our body, where we currently have scars and those parts have been left behind. hard, "Patricia told the police.
The children, between three and ten years old, told the police how Manrique defeated them. "I love my mother very much, but she sometimes saves me, but my father slaps me more, as soon as he throws a fist in my face, I see how he once hit him and my mother hung up, that's why I love Dad. not from him, he does not work, just to sit and he denies a lot … he sends a lot to my sister, he says: Give this to me, do this, like I am your servant I did not study, but I will, my mother says I'm not studying because we can not afford the money, "said the five-year-old boy.
None of the children went to school and all had chronic malnutrition. Patricia's newborn's medical report describes her low weight, three and a half kilos, and multiple conditions, according to "El Periódico".
Today Patricia and her two-month-old daughter are in Spain. The 19-year-old woman returned to her country with her father on 10 July.
The young woman, at the age of 19, left home on January 7, 2017, when the guru convinced her on the internet to flee to Peru and join him. According to her family, the husband wrote to her since she was a minor.