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With a prison sentence for suspected sexual abuse against more than 300 women, a religious leader presented himself to the delegate general of Goiás this afternoon in Abadiânia6
16 December 2018 | 4:54 p.m.
More than 300 women denounced Goiás MP against João de Deus Photo: Marcelo Camargo / Agencia Brasil via AP
The medium João Teixeira de Faria, known as João de Deus , surrendered to the authorities and was arrested Sunday, 16, in Abadiânia (GO). The spiritual leader had the arrest warrant decreed late Friday morning, 14, and negotiated the terms of his presentation . The criminalist Alberto Zacharias Toron, who defends John of God, informed the State that the medium accepted the recommendation to surrender in the presence of the delegate general of the Civil Police of Goiás, André Fernandes de Almeida .
“Contrary to what was said, Mr. Joao de Deus presented himself spontaneously to the authorities demonstrating the absolute need for the decree of his arrest,” Toron told the State .
Once arrested, João de Deus will be taken to Goiânia, where he will give testimony on the accusations. He arrived
To the State, the delegate André Almeida affirmed that the interrogation will be ‘long and detailed’ . Due to the age and crimes for which he is accused, the medium is expected to be packed in an individual cell.
João de Deus’s defense said on Saturday, 15, that he plans to file a writ of habeas corpusto suspend pre-trial detention. According to Toron, there is no contemporaneity between the denunciations against the medium and his need for arrest . “The facts are old and nothing new has happened to justify the arrest,” he said.Media QualityMobile Preset360PJoão de Deus appears for the first time in Abadiânia after allegations of abuse and says he is innocent
Since the disclosure of the case, when the first accusations were revealed by Jornal Nacional and Conversia com Bial , both of TV Globo , the Abadiânia prosecutor’s office in Goiás received more than 330 reports of sexual abuse against João de Deus .
The accusations came from the states of Goiás, the Federal District, Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco, Espírito Santo, Rio Grande do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Santa Catarina, Piauí and Maranhão. six countries – Germany, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, United States and Switzerland.
The crime would have occurred during spiritual sessions at the Dom Inácio Loyola Center, in Abadiânia, a city 112 kilometers from Brasilia. The space serves about 10,000 people every month – 40% of them were foreign. According to the Office of the Prosecutor, João de Deus offered “private care” to women after treatment, at which point the abuses would be committed.
The prosecution alleges that four officials are suspected of involvement in the crimes.
On Thursday, January 14, the Public Prosecutor filed an application for preventive custody against João de Deus alleging that the psychic’s freedom could threaten women who say they have been sexually abused or provoke new victims. The agency also suspected the handling of R $ 35 million of accounts and financial investments in the name of the medium.
The following day, the Abadiânia Judicial Chamber issued the document, but it was not located by the authorities in 20 places.
João de Deus was considered a fugitive from justice by the Public Prosecutor’s Officeon Saturday and had his name included on the Interpol list of wanted.
The medium made only a public appearance after the disclosure of the denunciations .While visiting the Dom Loyola Center in Abadiânia, he pleaded not guilty. “I am in the hands of Brazilian law. The John of God is still alive, “he said.
The wife of John of God, Ana Keila Teixeira, participated in a toy distribution party in Abadiânia prayer and asked those present . “Despite the turmoil, I urge everyone to continue to pray for the truth to prevail,” he said. The event is promoted annually by the family for the occasion of Christmas.