Brazilian rich faith healer accused of sexual abuse

This video says about itself:

João Teixeira de Faria, a 76-year-old faith healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women, turned himself in to Brazil’s Civil Police on Dec. 16 [2018].

From Wikipedia:

João Teixeira de Faria (born June 24, 1942), known also as João de Deus (John of God),

João de Deus (John of God) was a 16th century Portuguese Roman Catholic saint, founder of a hospital. Many Roman Catholic hospitals all over the world are named after him.

is a Brazilian claiming to be a medium and “psychic surgeon”. He is based in Abadiânia, Brazil, where he runs the Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola,

Named after the founder of the Roman Catholic Jesuit order.

a “spiritual healing center”. In 2018 he became the subject of what prosecutors consider potentially the largest sexual abuse scandal in Brazil.

From Associated Press, 22 December 2018:

Brazil’s state police say they have found a suitcase full of cash and emeralds hidden in the home of a faith healer accused of sexual abuse by hundreds of women.

The suitcase was discovered at the home of Joao Teixeira de Faria on Friday in a basement accessed by a trap door in a closet. Police in the central state of Goias said they also found about $300,000 worth of Brazilian reals. They had yet to appraise the emeralds.

De Faria worked for several decades in rural Brazil as a healer who claimed he could cure diseases.

TV channel Globo aired accounts on Dec. 7 from several alleged victims who said they had been sexually abused for years.

From Wikipedia:

His own daughter, Dalva Teixeira, 49, stands among the accusers and called him a “monster” and alleged she was beaten and raped by the medium until she ran away when she was 14 years old.

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