HAWAII — Days after a former Philippine mega-church member accused its founder, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, of forcing her and others to have sex with him when they were minors, the church’s camp spoke up — vehemently denying the sexual assault allegations.
Pastor Quiboloy’s lawyer, Israelito Torreon, also denied allegations that Quiboloy is running a child sex ring.
Local media in Hawaii reported that a certain Kristina Angeles accused Quiboloy of sexually assaulting her and other minor members of his group.
But Torreon said a rival church organization is behind the allegations against the pastor.
He refused to name the supposed rival church.
“After she left the church we know for a fact that a rival church organization likewise help her and we know for a fact that this organization has been helping her finance her high caliber lawyer first and now she is allegedly defended by a public defender… this new allegation that Pastor Quiboloy is involved in child sex rape ring. In behalf of the kingdom, this charge is a pack of lies. This is not true.”
Last February, Quiboloy’s business manager, Fe Salinas, as briefly detained in Hawaii. Federal agents found $350,000 in cash hidden in socks in a private plane where Quiboloy was on board.