(TELEGRAPH) — A couple living in Sweden have been charged with child abuse for trying to exorcise their daughter at age 10 because they thought she was a witch, a prosecutor said.

The couple, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, “think their daughter is a witch and reject the accusation” of abuse, Daniel Larson, a prosecutor in the western Swedish town of Boraas, said on Friday.

The indictment is based on three alleged acts of abuse committed between February 2007 and February 2008.

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