Spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria, better known as John of God, centre, arrives to the Dom Inacio Loyola House in Abadiania, Brazil, on Wednesday. Photo: Agencia Brasil via AP

Brazilian spiritual healer ‘John of God’, accused of sexually assaulting 450 women, proclaims innocence to tearful devotees

  • Police are investigating hundreds of complaints about Joao Teixeira de Faria, 76, by women who say he forced them into sex acts under the pretext of curing them
  • His supporters believe Faria uses supernatural powers to treat illnesses ranging from depression to cancer.
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Spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria, better known as John of God, centre, arrives to the Dom Inacio Loyola House in Abadiania, Brazil, on Wednesday. Photo: Agencia Brasil via AP
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