Ministry Guitarist Sin Quirin Accused of Having Sex With Multiple Underage Girls


Ministry guitarist Sinhue “Sin” Quirin, who has also been a part of bands such as American Head Charge, Revolting Cocks, Lords of Acid, and Society 1, has been accused of having sex with two women while they were still minors.

The first accuser, Kelly Longoria, says she met Quirin in 2002, when he was playing with Society 1. At that time, she was fifteen, and he was thirty-three (although she says he told her was twenty-eight). Longoria alleges that Quirin approached her at a Society 1 show in San Antonio, TX, and that he was aware of her age. Subsequently, “they had sex many times while she was a minor, beginning when she was still 15,” according to Billboard.

The second accuser is an entertainment industry worker who has chosen to keep her identity a secret for fear of suffering consequences in her professional life. She claims to have met Quirin at a Society 1 show in Portland, OR, in March 2005, when she had only recently turned sixteen. She also says Quirin was aware that she was a minor when they had “uncomfortable” sex that left her “with scratches on her back and pain in her genitals.”

Although Quirin has issued denials of any inappropriate conduct through his attorney, in both instances there are corroborating sources. These include former singer and Rock of Love contestant Lacey Sculls, who dated Quirin in 2010, when they were both touring members of Lords of Acid. Sculls claims she ended that relationship after she became aware that Quirin had had sex with a minor, and has reportedly provided Billboard‘s sister site, SPIN, with e-mails in which the guitarist admits to having had sex with a minor while denying that he deliberately “targets children.” In a separate e-mail exchange between Sculls and Society 1 singer Matt Zane, Zane says that “I knew about his fascination with young girls and I did catch him crossing the line a few times,” but also claims that “it wasn’t until later that dozens of girls came forward to me on the web (Myspace at the time) and told me what he was really doing to people on the road.” Zane denies have sent any such messages, but SPIN claims to have authenticated the e-mails.

Meanwhile, Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen has issued the following statement through his attorney:

“Mr. Jourgenson (sic) is unaware of any of potential nefarious activity by any member of Ministry during their respective tenure(s) with the band including but not limited to Mr. Sin Quirin.” 

It is worth noting that Quirin was not a member of Ministry at the time these encounters are said to have taken place.

Quirin has been one of Jourgensen’s primary collaborators on every Ministry album from 2007’s The Last Sucker through 2018’s AmeriKKKant, and has earned two Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance for that work. The band’s next tour of the United States is scheduled to commence in July.

You can read more about the allegations against Quirin here.

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