Brazilian Spiritual Healer João de Deus Requests House Arrest

The accusations against João de Deus began to appear on local media on December 7th, and since then hundreds of women claiming to be victims of the spiritual healer have come forward.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The defense team for Brazilian spiritual healer, João de Deus, is seeking that the famous medium be transferred to house arrest, due to his age (76) and state of health. The healer is accused of sexual abuse of at least five hundred women and withdrawing R$35 million from his accounts.

"He is depressed, prison is prison. We cannot forget that we are talking about a 76-year-old man with diseases and difficulties. John slept on a thin mattress on the floor," his lawyer Alberto Toron was quoted . . .

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