Nov 19, 2021 @ 19:19

DOJ reviewing dismissed rape case vs Pastor Quiboloy – Guevarra

The rape case against Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, founder of a church called Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name (KOJC), which was dismissed at the local prosecutor’s office last year, is now being reviewed by the Department of Justice.

In a message, Guevarra also clarified that apart from rape, Quiboloy is likewise facing a complaint for child abuse, trafficking in persons through forced labor, and trafficking in persons through sexual abuse arising from the same case.

“A complaint for rape, however, was filed against him last year in Davao City, but the same was dismissed. That dismissal is now on appeal with the DOJ,” Guevarra said.

“The complaint that was filed in Davao City and subsequently dismissed also included charges of child abuse, ill treatment under the RPC (Revised Penal Code) , trafficking in persons through forced labor, and trafficking in persons through sexual abuse,” he added.

No further details were provided by Guevarra in connection with Quiboloy’s rape case.

Earlier, it was reported that Quiboloy and US-based KOJC officers Teresita Tolibas Dandan and Helen Panilag have been indicted before the United States District Court in Los Angeles and Honolulu for sex trafficking charges.

The information showed that girls as young as 12 have been allegedly coerced to have sex with Quiboloy under threat of bodily harm and “eternal damnation.”

The sex-trafficking charges were an added lawsuit as defendants no lower that nine (9) have been charged in 2020 for their alleged intricacy in which church members were brought to the US with fraudulently-obtained visas, and forced to solicit donations for a non-existent children’s charity.

The charge claimed that the donations were used to pay for “lavish lifestyles” of the church leaders.

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