‘Brazilian ‘miracle man’ gives himself up to the police’

João Teixeira de Faria (76), the Brazilian ‘miracle man’ who is accused of the sexual abuse of more than three hundred women, has himself reported to the police. He did this a day after an arrest warrant for him was expired.

According to Reuters news agency report various local news media this Sunday.

The Faria grew in 2013 to an international celebrity when Oprah Winfrey in one of her television programs pay attention to him, spent. Now he is the linchpin in what, according to prosecutors, the largest misbruikzaak from the history of the country.

“More than 230 women have us by e-mail contacted, and a further fifty phone,” said prosecutor Luciano Miranda. They come from Belgium, the United States, Germany, Switzerland and Bolivia. Among the accusers is also the Dutch choreographer Zahira Lieneke Mous.

The Faria ran spiritual hospital

The women say sexually abused when they were by The Faria showed treat. The man, known as ‘Joao de Deus’ (john of God), ran since 1976, a spiritual hospital in Abadiania.

Friday there was an arrest warrant against him was issued. He had before Saturday 14.00 hours at the police report. He did not, he became an official fugitive seen.

The Faria denies the allegations. His lawyer announced on Monday to raise objections. The ‘miracle man’ for a minimum of ten years behind bars end up if he is found guilty.

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