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Psychic 'tricked woman into performing like a porn star' - June-21-12
Source: The Telegraph (Telegraph reporters)
Karl Lang is accused of persuading the woman, 26, to strip naked during a seance, because it 'increased her powers to contact the spirit world'.
She admitted being "embarrassed and ashamed" at being fooled into sexual antics during the weekly spiritualist sessions where Lang, 49, also sat naked.
Giving her evidence by live video link to avoid seeing Lang's face, she told how she wanted to contact her late grandfather, and went to the psychic for help.
She said: "To get stronger, he told me I had to do things that mankind was afraid of.
"This meant I had to get naked and perform a bit like a porn star. He said the more outrageous I performed, the stronger I would become.
"Sometimes my sister would be there and we would both be naked next to each other."
The woman, who first saw Lang when she was 19, carried on the sessions for more than three years and claims she was "brainwashed" by Lang to reach 'higher levels of psychic power'.
She said: "Once I passed to level 5, he would be naked too.
"If you didn't dance to his tune, all hell would break loose. Bad things would happen. I'd lose my colours [spirit powers] if I didn't do what he wanted.
"Thinking about it now it makes me feel sick. I'm embarrassed and ashamed about what I had to do, but I was completely controlled. He mentally abused me.
"I met Karl at a very vulnerable stage in my life. He said I had a gift and he made me feel special. His eyes were warming and he made me feel safe and comfortable in his presence. I saw Karl as my saviour.
"After Karl was arrested, he rang me and begged me not to say anything. He said 'I'm big time in the s---, please don't hang me'."
Lang, of Newport, South Wales, is accused of being a "sexual fraudster" to trick two women into sexual acts during seance sessions.
The young women were told to send him a series of naked pictures on their phone and to act out sexual scenarios.
The other victim, now 27, said: "The first time I stripped off my clothes he said 'Well done! You've gone up a level in the spiritual world'."
"He told me the more outrageous I behaved, the higher level I would get. It was like a reward system.
"I knew other girls were sending him explicit photos and dirty videos of them masturbating and using sex toys on themselves.
"In one session I opened my legs and showed him inside my private parts.
"Karl congratulated me by saying: 'I didn't think you had it in you - you really pleased the spirit world.' I felt uncomfortable. Sometimes I pretended I was on my period so I could leave my knickers on."
"He asked me to talk about my sexual fantasies during meditations. I would be naked with my eyes closed.
"He told me to imagine having sex. He said: "Be as outrageous as you want, don't just have one man, have five".
She told how she lost her father 10 years ago and was impressed after seeing Lang give a psychic reading at a friend's house.
She said: "He was an abuser taking advantage of the fact that my dad died when I was young and I never had the chance to say goodbye."
Lang met her over two years and he told her that her father had contacted him to say her psychic skills had improved after she sat naked and touched herself.
The court heard Lang had warned the brunette not to tell anyone about his training methods because he was the "reincarnation of Jesus Christ."
Lang, of Newport, South Wales, denies 12 charges of causing women to engage in sexual activity without consent.
The trial continues.
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