Is John of God in prison?

JOHN of God was known around the world for his alleged healing powers before being convicted of various crimes.

But how long will the so-called medium be in prison and what charges have been brought against him?

John of God at his healing center in Abadiania in 2018


John of God at his healing center in Abadiania in 2018Photo credit: Getty – Contributor

Is John of God still in prison?

Due to the Covid pandemic and his health condition, John of God was released from Aparecida de Goiania Complex Prison and placed on house arrest in early 2020.

John of God’s real name is João Teixeira de Faria.

He is a Brazilian self-proclaimed medium and psychosurgeon.

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John of God brought Brazil to the attention of people from all over the world with the promise of healings for cancer, depression and many more diseases.

Since beginning his work in 1976, he is said to have performed various miracle surgeries on thousands of people.

What accusations were made against John by God?

In December 2018, Faria was accused of sexual abuse, rape and pedophilia by more than 200 women.

However, the allegations were not new, and journalists had tried to address them in interviews with him for decades.

Many women told news outlets that Faria told them they were special before taking them to his bathroom, where he then abused or raped them.

His daughter supported the various women, calling her father a “monster” and revealing that she was one of his victims when she was just 10 years old.

There were also reports that he ran a “sex slave farm.”

Hundreds of girls have been reported to have been enslaved, raped and their babies sold for up to £40,000 in Europe, the US and Australia over the years.

What crimes were committed by Joao Teixeira de Faria?

Joao Teixeira de Faria was charged with four separate counts of rape and sexual assault in December 2019 and sentenced to 19 years and four months.

He was subsequently indicted for an additional 40 years on five more counts in January 2020.

Faria faces 10 more sex crime cases after another 44 women came forward in August 2021 accusing him of abuse.

He was also convicted of illegal gun possession.

When does John of God’s prison sentence end?

John God’s sentence ends after 62 years and four months in prison.

He continues to deny all allegations against him from prison, despite being convicted of them. Is John of God in prison?


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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