‘Kate A Luz’ case: Brazilian women allegedly disappeared in the United States raise the possibility of human trafficking | Policy & Rights

‘Kate A Luz’ case: Brazilian women allegedly disappeared in the United States raise the possibility of human trafficking | Policy & Rights
‘Kate A Luz’ case: Brazilian women allegedly disappeared in the United States raise the possibility of human trafficking | Policy & Rights

According to the families of Letícia and Desirrê, the girls disappeared after having consulted with the “spiritual and witch coach”, Kate A Luz, who promised them work in the United States. The suspicion of friends and family is that the two have been victims of human trafficking, prostitution ring or mysterious sect.

Katiuscia Torres, known as “Kate A Luz, calls herself a “spiritual coach and witch” on social media. She offered clairvoyance and hypnosis consultations for anyone who wanted to “find peace and success in their lives”. In one of her lives, Kate said that she was offering work and student visas to girls who would consult with her in person in the United States – for 8 thousand dollars.

Both Letícia and Desirrê traveled to the United States and now the girls’ family members have not been in contact with them for months. Friends created pages on social networks looking for information about them. Netizens would also have found pictures of the girls on American prostitution websites.

Desirrê manifested in a video published in September claiming that she is not missing, she just wants to be away from her family. “I’m happy. I’m in Europe traveling. I don’t have to give any of you satisfaction,” she said. However, netizens were even more worried because in the video she appears without expressions and blinking several times. The family still claims that there are no records of her leaving the United States.

Later, Letícia also recorded a video asking for an end to this story. “My family came a long way later and I want to exhibit too,” said the young woman in a moving car in the dark. According to her, she would have been sexually abused by her father as a child. The subject had a lot of repercussions over the weekend and the young woman did a live on her Instagram. “You were worried about me and I’m here asking for help arresting my father who abused me my whole life,” she wrote.

However, Desireê Freitas has not appeared in public since September. Kate’s Instagram disabled, as well as Desirrê’s. “A lot of people are following the lives that are emerging, all with distorted narratives – the false guru pattern to divert her focus. Anyone who knows the girls does not agree with the untruths raised. In the videos it is possible to clearly see that there is a prison beyond the physical, which is the emotional prison: manipulation, threats, blaming the victim and false promises.”, said the young woman’s family in a statement, which denounced the case.

The Civil Police informs that there is a record of the disappearance of the young woman, aged 21, whose facts reported in the occurrence are being investigated by the Civil Police Station in Perdões.“, the police said in a statement.