Teacher ‘Sells Soul’ to Devil over Crush on Ex-Student

VOLGOGRAD/MOSCOW, March 22 (RIA Novosti) – A teacher in Russia spurned by the object of her advances has been arrested after resorting to Satanism and hiring an underworld heavy to break up his relationship.

Lyudmila Osipova, a 41-year-old from the southern city of Volgograd, developed an infatuation with a man in his 20s while working at a computer literacy class several years ago.

She tried to reconnect with the judo enthusiast after quitting her job in 2009 by joining a social networking website and posing as a model half her real age, Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid reported Thursday.

The man turned down Osipova’s overtures, however, as he already had a girlfriend that he intended to marry.

Investigators told RIA Novosti on Friday that failure to win over the man, whose name has not been made public, prompted Osipova to draft a contract with the devil in her own blood.

The contract stipulated exchanging Osipova’s soul for a younger body, 100 million rubles ($32,000), a Jaguar and a Volkswagen, a helicopter and some bodyguards.

After that scheme failed, Osipova turned to the underworld for help and hired a contractor to help end her prey’s relationship.

A police undercover video reproduced on local news website Volga-Kaspiy.ru shows Osipova instructing the contractor, who was actually an undercover policeman, on how to wreck the couple’s life.

“Put her on drugs for a couple of weeks in order to develop an addiction,” a bespectacled and scruffy Osipova tells the man. “Gang-rape her too, and film it for him to see.”

Osipova’s plan was for her target to be beaten so severely as to induce amnesia and for her to nurse him back to health.

Police detained Osipova on Wednesday, shortly after she handed over part of the 200,000-ruble ($6,500) payment for the attack.

She faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty of instigating kidnapping, gang rape and infliction of grave bodily harm. She has denied all charges.

Investigators say she may escape prosecution if she is found to be mentally unfit, however.


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