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Offline Sparks

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Richard Ortega AKA "Jacob Nighthawk"
« on: November 03, 2019, 01:59:17 am »
Today in Pretendian News

A run down of news about fake Natives and fake Metis across North America.

In Colorado Springs, Colorado, a man who often identified as a "Native American shaman," according to Colorado Springs police, was arrested for sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact.

The arrest happened on Sept 5, and on Friday police sent out a release stating there could be more victims.

Detectives first learned of 57-year-old Richard Ortega on May 30 when several women reported he sexually assaulted them during what Ortega claimed were "holistic healing sessions." Over five months of investigating, police gathered enough information leading to an arrest.

According to arrest records, Ortega is facing multiple charges including sexual contact during a fake medical exam and unauthorized practice of massage therapy.

Police believe Ortega met most of his victims through events and community groups tied to the Native American community.

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Newly-obtained arrest papers detail allegations against man claiming to be Native American shaman

By Lindsey Grewe | Posted: Fri 4:05 PM, Sep 27, 2019  | Updated: Tue 9:21 AM, Oct 01, 2019
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado Springs man allegedly posed as a Native American shaman and claimed his healing powers stemmed from electrocution during his childhood.

Arrest papers obtained by 11 News Monday outlined how 57-year-old Richard Ortega -- a registered sex offender -- allegedly pretended to be a holistic healer while preying on the women who came to him for help.

Ortega was arrested Sept. 5 following a five-month investigation. On Sept. 27, police alerted the public that there could be more victims.

Detectives first learned of Ortega in the spring when several women came forward and reported he sexually assaulted them during what Ortega claimed were "holistic heal . ing sessions" Police worked over the next several months to gather enough evidence for an arrest.

Court documents say Ortega used the alias "Jacob Nighthawk," presented himself as a member of the Apache tribe, and claimed to have healing powers because he was electrocuted as a child.

But his alleged victims say that when they would attend healing sessions at The Center for Powerful Living near Lake and Highway 115 or at his home in Old Colorado City, Ortega would touch them inappropriately, or worse.

"He would target people involved in holistic healing," said CSPD spokesperson Lt. Jim Sokolik. "He seemed to be very much associated, or at least targeting, potentially groups associated with Native American culture. During that holistic healing experience, he would commit sexual assaults or unlawful sexual contacts.”

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Re: Richard Ortega AKA "Jacob Nighthawk"
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 03:09:34 pm »
Some of the Spanish language sites call him a Hispanic shaman, often in quotes, or a fake Hispanic shaman. So far I haven't found any online presence for him. Seemingly he worked by word of mouth.

False claims about who he was, plus abuse, moves him to Frauds.