Dec 122014

galleryWe received word this morning that (despite Tom Randall and Joe Coffeys statements to the contrary), the trial against the two men accused of child abuse in the Sankey orphanage will be allowed to continue.

The judge in the case found that last Januarys raid on the compound and the arrests made during it were justified.

Toto Luchavez and his son Jake will be arraigned on January 22.

This is a huge victory for the alleged victims and for those who took the courage to speak on their behalf.

It also demands a response from Randall and Coffey who declared on Twitter that all charges had been dropped.

It is vital that this story be spread and direct questions asked of Coffey and Randall about their statements and their involvement in this case.

If you or your church  donates to World Harvest Ministries…you need to be asking some tough questions.

You can get the full background through all the stories we’ve written on this tragedy

Whistleblower Under Fire in Phillipine Child Abuse case.

Death Threats Alleged for Philippine Whistle Blowers

Randall Freed, Charges Remain Against Associates

Update and Podcast with One of the Whistleblowers and Victims

An update on the scandal.

Pray for justice.

Strange twist in the Philippine child abuse case.

Lie exposed in the Philippine child abuse case.


  16 Responses to “Trial To Proceed In Philippine Child Abuse Case”

  1. I am really sad this happened, I am glad that there will be a trial. It is awful that some folks do not take these type of events seriously.

  2. Good news and good work covering this Michael.

  3. Thanks, Alex…we’ll see what happens from here.

  4. Palm 82:3-4
    Defend the poor and fatherless;
    Do justice to the afflicted and needy.
    Deliver the poor and needy;
    Free them from the hand of the wicked.

    Thank you, Michael for your love and faith in action.

  5. Great work M,
    Proverbs 10:9 ESV / 488 helpful votes

    Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

  6. That is a very convicting verse David I sort of needed that tonight. Thanks. Yes good coverage Michael.

  7. I don’t know what to say. This is such a sad situation. I hope the victims are able to find some kind of justice.

  8. You say to follow the money; therefore all your accusations are worthless as there is no money available to pay your alleged attorneys and alleged co-conspirators. Tom does not have that kind of money and neither does the ministry which depends on donations. The Philippine system of justice is not about justice when a jealous person; whom Tom stood up to and rebuked. can make false allegations to satisfy his own image of importance. The children of the orphanage became missionaries of their own based on their upbringing. Where is your money coming from, Michael?

  9. Phillip,

    When I checked this afternoon I had four bucks in the bank.
    My stories are all documented with court records and interviews with the whistleblowers and victims.
    Why did Coffey and Randall lie about the charges being dropped, Phillip?

  10. I’ve been very careful…I’m reporting the accusations and presenting the records.
    We report the story, not make it.
    We’ll wait for you to respond, Phillip…


    World Harvest Ministries 2013 IRS Form 990

    Executive Secretary, Thomas Randall

    Read the 16 page report open to public viewing for nonprofits. Look at page 15, Line 11 for TOTAL SUPPORT $3,730,067

  12. Thank you, Laura…

  13. Wait what?!?
    They have 1 paid person making $100,000 a year, 300 volunteers, and 2.5 million dollars in savings?
    ….and now for so many reasons, I want to cuss!!

  14. Well, Phillip, I hope you looked at World Harvest financials link above…which continues to seek donations and the orphanage was running on a suspended license in 2013 before it CLOSED…yet Tom Randall (Tom Randall) is sitting on $2.5 Million!

  15. Phillip,

    I’m disappointed that we have no response this morning from you.
    Many years ago I did a series of stories of the Calvary Satellite Network and for a long time I was the only one speaking on the corruption there.
    It was discouraging…people would write comments like yours accusing the victims of wickedness and claiming that someone was paying me to do the stories.
    They would lie and attack me…but in the end it became a national story and truth won the day.
    This time the alleged victims are children…a fact that you didn’t note.
    Orphans have a hard time buying people off.
    We will not allow them to be silenced.
    We will be fair and as accurate as possible…but we’re not going to fold.
    Thank you for affirming that we’re on the right track.

    I can always be contacted at

  16. Has anyone heard anything from Randall or Coffee? Are they responding or pretending this never happened?

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