- Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) leader Pastor Apollo Quiboloy along with other five members were sued for human trafficking
- A former member of the religious sect filed a complaint against the religious leader this Wednesday
- The complainant claimed that she got abused by Quiboloy when she was only 17 years old
- Quiboloy's legal counsel denied the allegations and said it was part of a grand conspiracy to pin down Quiboloy
Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) leader Pastor Apollo Quiboloy faced forced labor and molestation allegations along with five other members of the religious sect.
A former member of the church claimed that she got molested by the religious leader when she was 17 years old and a scholar of the church.
According to a report by Rappler, Blenda Sanchez Portugal, a 22-year-old former member of KJC said she was introduced to Quiboloy when she was just ten years old by her father, who was a member of Quiboloy's Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
According to a report by ABS-CBN News, the complainant said that she was molested by Quiboloy when she was 17 years old in 2014.
Quiboloy along with the five other members were given 10 days to answer the complaint.
However, Israelito Torreon, Quiboloy's legal counsel, earlier said that the filed charges were baseless. He also claimed that Portugal was subjected to disciplinary action for violating rules in 2016 when she left the group.
"Please wait for our defense because we will show that this is part of [a] grand conspiracy to pin down [Quiboloy]. We will show you that this is not true," Torreon said.in an interview with TV5.
In an earlier report, Quiboloy drew flak over his newest statement regarding his claim about halting the earthquake.
Apollo Quiboloy founded the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name in 1985. With only 15 members, he began preaching in Agdao, Davao City. The sect now claims to have 4 million followers across the country and another 2 million overseas.
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