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NM Cult Leader Arrested

Criminal sexual contact is what a New Mexico cult leader is charged with today.

Wayne Bent, better known to his followers as Michael Travesser, was arrested in North Union County this morning.

His arrest comes two weeks after three children were removed from his compound, following allegations of inappropriate contact bent had with those children.

Bent calls himself the "Messiah" and has acknowledged having sex with some of his followers.

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