Fri, Nov 17 01:20 PM |OMG

Report: Three Pastors Indicted For Recruiting And Sex Trafficking Young Girls

Three pastors in Toledo, Ohio, appeared in a U.S. District Court Tuesday, after receiving federal indictments….charging them with conspiracy to sex traffic children

Yup. It’s going to be THAT kind of story. Sorry, folks.

The Toledo Blade has reported that 47-year-old Reverend Cordell Jenkins, 38-year-old Reverend Anthony Haynes and 37-year-old Reverend Kenneth Butler are facing life in prison for the 11 counts served by a federal grand jury.

All three of the men pleaded not guilty, according to Cleveland 19.

The U.S. Attorney's Office claims a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by all three pastors in 2014. It was during this time that the men were believed to begin plotting to entice girls into having sex for money.

Between 2014 and 2017, Haynes allegedly groomed the girl to become a prostitute. He is accused of recording sexual assaults on his cellphone, before paying her. He also instructed the girl not to tell anyone…because of the consequences it could have on his church and family, prosecutors say.


Haynes also is accused of introducing the teen to other men for sexual activity.

Jenkins is believed to have sexually exploited the same unidentified girl at her home and a motel between December 2016 and March 2017. Prosecutors said he paid the then-14-year-old “hush money” ($100-$300) after they’d have sex.

Poor girl. The man is accused of paying for sex acts with a second underage girl in March.

Butler is charged with trafficking a third underage girl between 2015 and March 2017. According to court documents, the girl told investigators she met Butler at Haynes' church when she was 15.

She says that would give her rides home and she had sex with him in his car twice. After one encounter, he supposedly gave her money.

Both Haynes and Butler are charged with obstruction of a sex trafficking investigation. Haynes allegedly attempted to destroy electronic evidence and Butler allegedly wanted someone to lie to law enforcement.  

Wow. Just wow.

On the plus side though, this trio probably has a pretty accurate idea of where they are going to be burning in eternity if they are indeed guilty.

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