Alleged cult leader faces multiple raps

By Edgar Escalante, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas

Posted at Apr 02 2014 03:59 PM | Updated as of Apr 02 2014 11:59 PM

CEBU CITY – An alleged cult leader is facing multiple charges filed against him by the National Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday.

Casiano Apduhan, alias “Tatay Loloy” and known to his followers as "Dios Amahan", is facing murder, expanded trafficking in persons thru child labor and child abuse cases, and a complaint for serious illegal detention.

Apduhan is facing a murder case for the death of 14-year-old Angelo Repuela whose decomposing body was found in a tunnel underneath his house in Balamban town.

Another complaint for human trafficking was filed against Apduhan for detaining a 33-year-old woman whom the cult leader allegedly used as his sex slave for five years.

The complaint for serious illegal detention was filed by the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office.

A separate complaint for illegal possession of firearms was filed against Apduhan after NBI agents found two handguns in the basement of his house.

Last week, the remains of Repuela were taken to his hometown in Barangay Alpaco, Naga City.

According to Repuela's relatives, they were also members of the cult led by Apduhan, but left when they learned about Angelo's death.