5 Feb, 2019 @ 13:59
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Woman who exposed John of God religious cult leader for running ‘baby farms’ kills herself at hideaway in Spain

CULT: Joao Teixeira de Faria is accused of running baby farms (credit: the Sun)

THE woman who accused a religious cult leader of mass rape has killed herself in Spain while in hiding.

Sabrina Bittencourt, 38, is the Brazilian activist who claimed that the John of God cult leader, Joao Teixeira de Faria ran ‘baby farms’.

Her son Gabriel Baum confirmed his mum had died and said: “She took the last step so that we could live, they killed my mother.”

Sabrina apparently left a note explaining why she had taken her own life.

DEAD: Activist Sabrina Bittencourt

The mum-of-three died at around 9:00pm on Saturday in Barcelona, where she was ‘living under the protection’ following death threats.

Sabrina worked with Victimas Unidas, an organisation that supports victims of sexual abuse. She alleged that Teixeira had tried to sell babies for up to €45,000 across the world.

According the Sun, Sabrina previously said: “Hundreds of girls were enslaved over years, lived on farms in Goias, served as wombs to get pregnant, for their babies to be sold.

“These girls were murdered after 10 years of giving birth. We have got a number of testimonies.”

Over 600 women reported sexual abuse by the Brazilian faith leader, who was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in 2010.

Teixeira was arrested last month after leading police a week-long chase, in which he eventually surrendered.

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