Police arrest an alleged rapist


BOTANICA EL PADRINO in Anaheim. owned and operated by Leo Garcia (APD photos).

A 69-year-old Anaheim man has been arrested for a rape of a woman.


According to the APD, detectives arrested Leopoldo Garcia, also known as “Leo” or “Curandero.” Police say that Garcia markets himself as a spiritual healer. He owns and operates Botanica El Padrino, located in the Anaheim Marketplace at 1440 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim.

Detectives suspect that additional victims may exist and those victims may have met Garcia through his business. Victims, or anyone with information related to Garcia and his activities are encouraged to call the APD at (714) 765-1617.

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