A group of witches unsatisfied with the sentence of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner gathered Tuesday for a mass ‘hexing.’ The organizer invited more than a thousand people to gather at home altars and recite the following:
Brock Allen Turner we hex you.
You will be impotent
You will know constant pain of pine needles in your guts
Food will bring you no sustenance
In water, your lungs will fail you
Sleep will only bring nightmares
Shame will be your mantle.
You will meet justice.
My witchcraft is strong. Our witchcraft is powerful. The spell will work. So Mote it be.
Led by Melanie Elizabeth Hexen, from Iowa, the witches performed their hexing ceremony at 10pm Central Time yesterday, asking for Turner to be made impotent and suffer continuous pain. Dozens of the group even posted pictures of the pagan shrines used in their rituals online, including ceremonial daggers, statuettes and even a candle ‘dipped in menstrual blood’.  Hexen, who works as a bellydancer and midwife, but identifies herself on Facebook as a Priestess of Elder Craft, told US News that she originally created the event with her 12 coven sisters.  However, after the page got shared around it soon had thousands of people signing up to take part. She said: ‘I think it really struck a chord with a lot of women as a way to feel like they had some power in this situation. ‘That there was something they could do, some way they could come together and focus their rage and their need for justice that wasn’t being met. ”Witches doing spells in times when they’re otherwise powerless goes back thousands of years.’ 
As well as creating the event, Hexen posted instructions for the spellcasting ceremony online. Followers were told to get a black candle, piece of string, and a representation of Brock Turner, noting that the candle could be anointed with ‘urine, menstrual blood or hexing oil’. Next, the hexers were told to draw a circle of power around themselves for protection – with salt being recommended as a good material – before marking 13 crosses on the candle and lighting it. After raising power by ‘running, screaming, clapping, or meditating’, the witches were told to wrap the icon of Brock with the string and say: ‘In the most holy name of Hecate, the Goddess of Life and Death, She who holds the key to the underworld, let this rapist meet justice. Let him be destroyed.  The witches were told to mark 13 crosses on a black candle, light it, wrap an image of Turner in a piece of string and then recite the hex three times. The witches were also told to target Dan Turner, Brock’s father who has railed against his son’s conviction, and Judge Aaron Persky, who presided over his trial. Hexen added: ‘I’m a really experienced, powerful witch. I have no doubt that when I cast a hex, it will be successful.’  .
Brock Turner, 20, who is from the Dayton, Ohio area, was sentenced last week to six months in jail and three years’ probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, sparking outrage from critics who say Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky was too lenient on a privileged athlete from a top-tier swimming program.
Some involved in the hexing event hope the tactic will regularly be used against men who rape women. The hexing was scheduled to take place Tuesday evening.  The rapist may only spend six months in prison, but if the witchcraft is as strong as they say, he’ll spend his life in hell.  Many of the witches involved in the hexing event expressed hope that similar efforts will be undertaken against other rapists.