Police bust 'sect', acolytes 'enslaved'
Forced to donate money, in Marche, Emilia Romagna
14 Marzo 2018
Rome, march 14 - Italian police on Wednesday busted a religious sect that allegedly enslaved acolytes and forced them to donate money. The alleged sect operated in Emilia Romagna and Marche, police said. The members were allegedly enslaved, police said, through stringent dietary restrictions and the prevention of all contact with the outside world. Five people were placed under investigation.