John of God: Brazil ‘faith healer’ considered fugitive

Joao Teixeira de Faria sees a patient at his spiritual clinic in Abadiania in 2012 Image copyright AFP Symbol caption Self-declared spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria denies abusing ladies who got here to him as sufferers

A Brazilian religion healer accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women is now considered to be a fugitive.

Joao Teixeira de Faria – known as “John of God”, did not comply with a court docket order giving him till 14:00 (1600GMT) on Saturday to turn himself in.

A dozen ladies have come ahead in Brazil to accuse the outstanding self-styled non secular healer of sexually abusing them at his health center.

he is based within the critical the town of Abadiania but has fans worldwide.

Mr Faria’s lawyer, Alberto Toron, stated he might report to the government however didn’t say the place or whilst. Mr Toron mentioned he might report an appeal on Monday.

A Dutch photographer, Zahira Leeneke Maus, instructed Globo TV that he had manipulated her into acting sex acts after which raped her.

In an announcement to Globo, Mr Faria’s place of business strongly denied the allegations.

It said the 76-12 months-antique had used his powers to regard lots of people, and “vehemently rejects allegations of any unsuitable follow during his therapies”.

Nine Brazilian ladies, who remained anonymous, additionally advised Globo TV that the self-declared healer had abused them on the premise of moving his “cleansing” energy.

Some said they had been looking for a treatment for melancholy whilst the alleged abuse took place.

The similar O Globo newspaper later said it had spoken to two more girls with an identical allegations.

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Mr Faria, who’s now not a physician, has up to now been fined and jailed for operating with out a licence.

He denied the accusations when chatting with a crowd of fans on Thursday, at his centre, mentioning that he may agree to the regulation.

US TELEVISION host Oprah Winfrey travelled to Brazil in 2013 to fulfill him, and witnessed him appearing his “psychic surgical procedure” at his health facility, west of the capital Brasilia.

in keeping with ABC News, Mr Faria claims that the spirits of more than 30 doctors and other entities can enter his frame, and that they carry out the healings.

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