Activist Who Exposed Clinton-Tied Child Trafficker, Found Dead
Sabrina Bittencourt dies just days after exposing John of God's 'sex slave farm'
A female activist has been found dead just days after she exposed prominent faith healer "John of God" for running a "sex slave farm" and international child trafficking operation.
The Brazilian faith healer - known as Joao de Deus in his native language, real name Joao Teixeira de Faria - boasted former U.S. President Bill Clinton and supermodel Naomi Campbell being among his elite client list.
John of God shot to international fame following a 2010 interview with Oprah Winfrey that celebrated his "powers."
The series, entitled “Do You Believe in Miracles?” has since been removed from Winfrey’s website after it emerged that de Faria was keeping "hundreds of girls" as sex slaves on "farms" so they could "get pregnant, for their babies to be sold" on the black market.
38-year-old Sabrina Bittencourt, the woman who helped to bring down the accused human trafficker, has now died at her home in Barcelona, Spain just days after exposing John of God's alleged child farming operation.
Bittencourt claimed young girls were held captive and raped in a mass child trafficking operation which exported babies who were being sold all around the world.
The women would be murdered after ten years of having babies in the alleged scheme run by the 77-year-old celebrity faith healer, she said.
"John of God" was arrested in December last year after hundreds of women accused him of abuse.
Sabrina Bittencourt reportedly took her own life after leaving a "farewell message" on Facebook that read (translated from Spanish):
"Marielle I join you. I did what I could, as far as I could. My love will be eternal for all of you. Sorry to not bear it, my children. "
According to the Daily Mail, Ms. Bittencourt left Brazil and was forced to live under protection after receiving death threats.
Her eldest son Gabriel Baum confirmed her death, writing on Facebook: "She took the last step so that we could live. They killed my mother."
Sex abuse victim support group Victimas Unidas, who worked with the 38-year-old, said:
"We announce with regret the death of Sabrina de Campos Bittencourt, which occurred around 9 pm on Saturday on February 2 in Barcelona where she was living.
"The activist committed suicide and left a farewell note explaining the reasons why she took her own life."
Before her death, she was quoted as saying:
"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."
Ms. Bittencourt had received reports of children being sold for between $19,500 and $52,000 in Europe, Australia, and the United States, she said.
Hundreds of alleged victims around the world have already accused John of God of sexually abusing them during healing sessions.
The faith healer became a wanted man after ten women accused him of abuse during a late night chat show on Brazil's Globo TV network last year.
After the initial interview on TV authorities were reportedly contacted by more than 600 other accusers, including Faria's adult daughter, Dalva Teixeira.
He was arrested in December and remanded in custody before being charged with rape and sexual assault.
John of God - known as Joao de Deus in his native language - denies all of the charges against him.
Faria rose to international fame for his "psychic surgeries" that he claimed could cure diseases, including cancer.
The faith healer gained international fame in 2010 when Oprah Winfrey visited his retreat to interview him for her talk show.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and supermodel Naomi Campbell are among the rich and powerful clients believed to have visited him.