Brazil: A Grisly Discovery
Brazil: Man Detained After Raping, Killing 400 Cows
Brazilian police arrested a man under suspicion of having raped some 400 cows, which he later killed after coitus.
The suspect, identified as Getulino Ferreira Paraizo, 53, was arrested after a cattleman from Aragoinania, in the heart of Brazil, caught him in the act of allegedly slaying three cows and a calf on his property.
In a statement to the police, Paraizo acknowledged that he was responsible for these crimes and explained that he was sexually abused at 13, which led him to have intimate relations with mares and horses, and later with bovines.
Police chief Alvaro Cassio dos Santos said that the suspect manifested having tried consorting with a prostitute during his adolesence, but found it "very frustrating".
The law enforcement officer, who has investigated the mysterious bovine deaths for a year, claims that they began to suspect that the sacrifices formed part of black magic rituals, which led them to refer to the perpetrator as the Chupa-Vacas.
A total of nearly 400 cows supposedly murdered by Paraizo have been discovered over a period of four years, and always in farms near Goiania, capital of the rural state of Goias, some 200 kilometers from Brasilia.
(Translation (C)2008, S. Corrales, IHU. Special thanks to Laura Lopez)