A man from Evansville, Indiana who is accused of giving a child genital herpes has blamed “strong black magic” for his alleged sex crimes. Huber Morales, 24, was charged on Friday with five felonies and five counts of child molestation, amongst other charges, according to the Evansville Courier & Press. It is unclear if he has an attorney who can speak on his behalf at this time.
Morales allegedly did speak to an Evansville Police detective and blamed another man for his own alleged acts of child molestation. He claimed that another man used "strong black magic" against him, which forced him to molest the victim, who was only identified as under 10 years old. An affidavit states that Morales admitted to raping the child twice and inappropriately touching their genitals "a lot of times."
Before using “strong black magic” as an excuse, Morales first claimed that the sexual abuse was a misunderstanding. However, police argued with his claim, stating that casual contact cannot result in genital herpes contraction, the Courier & Press reported. Morales also allegedly told the cops that the victim got into bed with him and they started to cuddle, reported 44 News. He allegedly said he at first mistook the child for someone else.
The abuse was detected after the victim was admitted to a hospital for genital herpes. That victim revealed to a nurse that they were the victim of molestation.
Morales told police he is an undocumented immigrant, according to a probable cause affidavit. Therefore, he is in police custody on an ICE hold. He reportedly wrote an apology letter to the victim before he was booked into jail.
[Photo: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office]