Ministry guitarist Sin Quirin has been accused of getting sexual relationships with two minors in a brand new report from Billboard. Each allegedly happened earlier than he joined the band, whereas he was touring with Society 1. One girl, Kelly Longoria, instructed Billboard that she met Quirin in 2002 when she was 15, and that he was conscious of her age upon their first assembly. In accordance with Longoria, the assembly was the start of a “lengthy and twisted courtship from Quirin, throughout which he traveled to San Antonio between 18 and 20 instances and visited her whereas she was nonetheless in highschool.” In a report filed with the San Antonio Police in 2017 about their alleged encounters, Longoria stated, “the preliminary sexual assault occurred someday between December 2002 and April 2003. There have been roughly two encounters throughout that timeframe and after that we had a ‘boyfriend-girlfriend’ kind relationship, even after I used to be of authorized age. I couldn’t inform you what number of instances we had intercourse throughout that timeframe.”
Quirin, talking to Billboard via a lawyer, acknowledged that he’d met Longoria in 2002, and gotten her contact info to be used on a Society 1 mailing checklist, however denied having sexual contact along with her or every other minor. “Mr. Quirin didn’t start visiting Ms. Longoria in San Antonio,” Randolph Ortega, Quirin’s lawyer, wrote in a press release. “Throughout this time Society 1 was touring closely in numerous places all through america. When the band was in or close to the San Antonio space, Ms. Longoria would come to the present as a visitor.”
A former girlfriend of Quirin’s, Lacey Sculls, instructed Billboard that she broke up with him upon studying about his relationship with Longoria, and that it had begun when she was a minor. She says that in an April 2011 electronic mail alternate, Quirin allegedly admitted to the connection, however wrote, “I by no means focused anybody due to their age. Ever. This wasn’t some groupie factor. I ended up with this particular person for years. You at the moment are treating me or taking a look at me like somebody who targets youngsters. Sorry, however that’s not me and that doesn’t really feel good. I can’t take something again and I can’t erase issues. However did I search anybody out that was a sure age? No. Do I proceed to hunt folks out who’re that age? No. That was the one relationship the place it was like that. And I’m positive you most likely don’t consider me now anyway. However that’s the reality.”
One other girl, “Brooke,” now an leisure business employee, instructed Billboard that she met Quirin in March of 2005, at a Society 1 present in Portland, when she was 16. Brooke says the band got here as much as her and the folks she attended with, searching for a spot to remain, and Brooke supplied her personal home, as a result of her mom was away. She stated she “positively made it clear” to Quirin and the remainder of Society 1 that she was a minor. In accordance with Brooke, she and Quirin had intercourse that evening and the subsequent, when she says she went to Tacoma to see the band once more. Her sister, who was along with her on each nights, corroborated the story to Billboard.
“Mr. Quirin maintains no recollection of assembly a minor exterior a present in Portland,” his lawyer Ortega wrote to Billboard in response to Brooke’s allegations. “Mr. Quirin denies ever have (sic) any sexual relationship with anybody beneath the age of majority.”
When requested if he had any information of the allegations by Billboard, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen stated, via his lawyer, “Mr. Jourgenson (sic) is unaware of any of potential nefarious exercise by any member of Ministry throughout their respective tenure(s) with the band together with however not restricted to Mr. Sin Quirin.”