Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, the “appointed son of God” has been indicted on numerous felony changes in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Charges range from an alleged conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, sex trafficking of children, fraud and misuse of visas and money laundering. The allegations were corroborated by former members of Quiboloy’s church, known as the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, the Name Above Every Name Church. At least eight other people were indicted along with Quiboloy. As church abuse lawyers, we’re following these allegations and indictments closely.
Former female employees of Pastor Quiboloy, including one who worked like a maid for eight years, have now spoken about how the man operates in private. One of them disclosed that the pastor kept a group of “spirited wives” who were purported to have slept in the pastor’s bedroom in an as needed basis.Some girls as young as 12 years of age were recruited to work as personal assistants known as “pastorals” for the pastor. The indictment states that they were required to prepare meals for Quiboloy, clean his residences, give massages and have sex with him. This was known as being on “night duty.” The indictment specifically refers to three other women, all of which were minors at the times alleged. Quiboloy purportedly told pastorals that night duty was “God’s will,” a privilege and a compulsory demonstration oi a pastoral’s willingness to give her body to Quiboloy as the “Appointed Son of God.”
Fundraising in the United States
Pursuant to the direction of Pastor Quiboloy, workers were allegedly brought to the United States from the Philippines for purposes of working long days soliciting funds in front of businesses in the United States. All forms of identification were allegedly taken from these individuals before they were put out on the street to ask the public for money that would be used for the benefit of impoverished children. It’s alleged that donated money was actually used to fund the lavish lifestyles of Quiboloy and his staff. One Quiboloy associate was found with a suitcase containing about $350,000 in U.S. currency when boarding the pastor’s private jet in Hawaii. The indictment further states that Quiboloy’s religious organization’s administrators maintained “the legal immigration status of workers who proved capable of meeting daily cash solicitation quotas by fraudulently obtaining student visas for such workers or by forcing them into sham marriages …”
Abuse by a religious leader isn’t limited to Catholic priests. It can happen any religious organization. If you or your child suffered sexual abuse in the United States by Pastor Quiboloy or a member of his church, an experienced and aggressive church abuse lawyer from our law firm may be able to help.