'Spiritual healer' sentenced to prison for sexual assault

Man who described himself as 'spiritual healer' sentenced for sexual assault

A Victorville man who described himself as a spiritual healer was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman who visited his makeshift office.

Jose Romulo Felix, 42, was also ordered to register as a sex offender, prosecutors said. Felix pleaded no contest July 1 to rape and sexual battery by fraud.

Prosecutors said Felix advertised himself in Spanish-language newspapers as a spiritual healer who could solve love issues for women.

A woman visited Felix at his office in Downey on Jan. 15, 2013, and was sexually assaulted, prosecutors said. The victim tried to fight back but Felix forced himself on her.

Felix was arrested less than a month after the victim reported the assault.  

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