MANILA, Philippines — Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, Kingdom of Jesus Christ founders and pastor, and two other church members are now the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s most wanted.
Quiboloy is charged with conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, and sex trafficking of children; sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion; conspiracy; bulk cash smuggling.
According to FBI’s poster, Quiboloy is wanted for his “alleged participation in a labor trafficking scheme that brought church members to the United States, via fraudulently obtained visas, and forced the members to solicit donations for a bogus charity, donations that actually were used to finance church operations and the lavish lifestyles of its leaders.”
“Members who proved successful at soliciting for the church allegedly were forced to enter into sham marriages or obtain fraudulent student visas to continue soliciting in the United States year-round,” it added.
“Furthermore, it is alleged that females were recruited to work as personal assistants, or ‘pastorals,’ for Quiboloy and that victims prepared his meals, cleaned his residences, gave him massages and were required to have sex with Quiboloy in what the pastorals called ‘night duty.'”
In November, Quiboloy and other church officials, including two US-based church administrators, were indicted in the US for allegedly running a sex-trafficking operation that threatened victims as young as 12 with “eternal damnation” and physical abuse, reported GMA News.
The FBI said that Quiboloy was indicted by a federal grand jury in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Santa Ana, California, for conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion and sex trafficking of children; sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion; conspiracy; and bulk cash smuggling, and on November 10, 2021, a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.