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Police: Man charged with lewd acts says he was trying to perform a ‘ritual’

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OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man is facing charges after police say he inappropriately touched a girl while she was sleeping.

The victim’s mother called police after her daughter told her she needed to come home from work immediately.

The girl told police 33-year-old Juan Moreno had come into her room while she was asleep and her mother was at work.

According to the arrest affidavit, the victim woke up when Moreno began touching and rubbing her private area outside her shorts.

The victim said Moreno┬ádidn’t know she had woken up and she pretended to still be asleep.

When Moreno allegedly tried to put his hand inside her shorts, the victim said she rolled over.

When he left her room, she immediately called her mother, saying she needed to come home right away.

The victim’s mother confronted Moreno when she got home and called police.

However, Moreno says it was not as it seems.

According to the arrest affidavit, Moreno told police he was performing a Hispanic ritual called “Una Bereda” to help the victim sleep.

He said he rubbed an egg on her face, which is said to help the afflicted go to sleep faster.

Moreno is facing charges of lewd acts with a child