“The pastor of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Wilson Jorge Ferreira, 51, was arrested on Tuesday, accused of various sexual abuse and rape of the vulnerable.
The case happened in the municipality of Contagem, Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais).
According to information from the Civil Police, Wilson was arrested at his residence.
He has been under investigation since May of last year and became known as “Ear Maniac,” for always starting his sieges licking the ears of the victims.
According to the delegate Larissa Mascotte, several victims and witnesses have already been heard in the Police Inquiry and there are still others to give testimony.
There are news of at least 10 other victims who are expected to give testimony about the events in the coming days.
The pre-trial detention was represented by the Civil Police for the maintenance of public order, in addition to the fact that some victims reported that they were being threatened by the author, “he said.
“In none of the cases under investigation was there a carnal conjunction. It was reported that the suspect placed his hand on the genitalia of the victims, licked their ears and enticed them.
We are also investigating a case of a girl, who at the time was a minor, and reported that she was raped between 12 and 16 years of age, “he added. Larissa Mascotte added that the pastor took advantage of his position in the Church to sexually abuse the victims and then threatened them not to report abuses or to defame them in cults in order to discredit them. The case is still under investigation.
The pastor will respond by insulting offense to modesty, rape of vulnerable and simple rape.”