This story is an update to a previous article written about this perverted psychic scammer.
Police have arrested a 49-year-old scamming psychic named Karl Lang for sexual abuse. He convinced two desperate young women to remove all their clothing to improve their chances of contacting the dead.
The two twenty-something-year-old women sought Lang’s help to contact deceased relatives. He lied to them and made them believe they must strip naked to proceed. Judge Patrick Curran said Lang had an “almost hypnotic ability” to make women rid themselves of their shyness.
He even had one of the women “perform like a porn star” to increase her “psychic powers.” Lang was arrested and sentenced to two years at Cardiff Crown Court. He was also forbidden to practice as a spiritualist, healer, clairvoyant, or medium for the next ten years.
In the words of Judge Curran: “This was repeated, systematic conduct, prolonged and plainly planned. It was designed to be grosser and grosser, and it could only have been for your own sexual gratification. You seem to have had an almost hypnotic ability to make these women overcome their inhibitions.
They put their trust in you, and you betrayed that trust. You violated your role as a spiritual adviser and convinced them to engage in sexual activity. You have displayed an utter lack of remorse in that you continue to deny these offenses.”
The women both told the south Wales court that they felt embarrassed and ashamed after Lang tricked them. Prosecutor Matthew Roberts told the court, “Lang told the women that by acting more and more outrageously, they could get in touch with their loved ones.
He Told Them They Had To Be Naked As The Spirits Are Also Naked
He encouraged them to send him naked photographs of themselves, saying it would increase their psychic powers. Lang came up with a “spirit scale” that included exercises to increase his clients’ psychic abilities.
“He totally brainwashed them. He was a charming, charismatic spiritualist who was able to dominate his victims”, Mr. Roberts told the court. One of the women is a 27-year-old who lost her father ten years ago.
She stated that Lang impressed her after seeing him give a psychic reading at a friend’s house. She told the court that her “explicit and intense” training required her to touch herself in front of Lang. He also manipulated her into sending him naked photographs of herself.
She also said that he warned her not to tell anyone about the training methods because he is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. “The first time I stripped off my clothes, he said, “Well done! You’ve gone up a level in the spiritual world,” she said.
He told me the more outrageous I behaved, the higher level I would get. It was like a reward system,” added the victim. “On one occasion after obeying his sexually explicit instructions, Karl congratulated me by saying, “I didn’t think you had it in you- you really pleased the spirit world.”
“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. The victim said Lang told her: “be as outrageous as you want, don’t just have one man, have five.”
Lang’s Second Victim Speaks Up
The other woman is a 26-year-old who also stated that she felt “embarrassed and ashamed” at being tricked by Lang. He tricked her into taking part in nude séances to make contact with her dead grandfather. “To get stronger, he told me I had to do things that mankind was afraid of”, she said.
“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. If you didn’t dance to his tune, all hell would break loose. Bad things would happen. Thinking about it now, it makes me feel sick.”
“I’m embarrassed and ashamed about what I had to do, but he completely controlled me. He mentally abused me”, she said. The second woman told the court that Lang called her after his arrest. He told her, “I’m big-time in the s***, please don’t hang me.”
Lang made it sound like he did not ask the women to act this way. He told the court he was “totally shocked” when one of the women undressed herself during one of the sessions. He did say, however, that the key to spiritualism is “letting yourself go.” “If they decide to take their clothes off, it’s their problem,” he said.
According to Lang, he’s communicated with the dead since he was just four years old. He has been a spiritualist for more than ten years. His defense attorney said that Lang had contacted the dead at hundreds of spiritual churches in Britain. He has performed in front of crowds of more than 1,000 people.
He was ultimately found guilty of 12 charges, including “causing women to engage in sexual activity without consent,” between 2005 and 2009.