Photos: 3 American Pastors Arrested By FBI Facing Life In Prison Over Sex With Underage Girls

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Nov 16, 2017 – Photos: 3 American Pastors Arrested By FBI Facing Life Sentence Over Sex With Underage Girls

At 3 least popular Pastors in Ohio are facing life imprisonment for sex trafficking underage girls. The Rev. Cordell Jenkins, 47, the Rev. Anthony Haynes, 38, and the Rev. Kenneth Butler, 37, were named in an 11-count superseding indictment handed up Tuesday by a federal grand jury charging them with conspiracy to sex traffic children.

All three of them pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Michael Freeman, an assistant U.S. Attorney, told the court that if the men are convicted, prosecutors would recommend sentences of life in prison.

“These three men violated the trust of these children and the communities they purported to serve,” U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman said in a press release.

“We are grateful for the courage of the victims and the dedication of our law enforcement personnel in bringing these men to justice.”

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a girl who was just 14 when the conspiracy began in 2014 was sexually assaulted by all three men.

Some of the sex acts are believed to have taken place at Greater Life Christian Center where Mr. Haynes was pastor.

Between 2014 and 2017, Mr. Haynes groomed and exploited the girl, used his cell phone to record the sexual assaults, routinely gave her money afterward, and told her not to tell anyone because it could ruin his family and his church, prosecutors say. Mr. Haynes also is accused of introducing the teen to other men, including Mr. Jenkins, for sexual activity and for sharing pornographic photographs and videos.

Prosecutors allege that between December 2016, and March 2017, Mr. Jenkins sexually exploited the girl at his West Toledo home on Barrington Drive, at his office at Abundant Life Ministries where he was the pastor, and at a motel in Toledo.

Prosecutors said he paid her for sex usually between $100 and $300 referring to the payment as “hush money.” Like Mr. Haynes, he’s accused of recording some of the interactions with his cell phone.
Mr. Jenkins is accused of paying for sex acts with a second underage girl in March.

Mr. Butler is charged with trafficking a third underage girl between 2015 and March, 2017. According to court documents, the girl told investigators she met Mr. Butler at Mr. Haynes’ church when she was 15 and he would give her rides to his church in the Detroit area.

The girl said she had sex with Mr. Butler in his car twice and he gave her money once. He later reportedly told her to lie to the FBI if she was questioned about him. Both Mr. Haynes and Mr. Butler are charged with obstruction of a sex trafficking investigation Mr. Haynes for allegedly trying to destroy electronic evidence of sex trafficking and Mr. Butler for instructing another person to lie and lying himself to law enforcement about his involvement.

At their arraignment Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Jack Zouhary asked each of the men to tell him a little bit about their educational and work backgrounds.

Mr. Haynes described himself as “a former pastor,” while Mr. Jenkins said he had “pastored full time” for the past 23 years.

Mr. Butler, pastor of Kingdom Encounter Family Worship Center, did not mention serving as a pastor but said he had worked in a variety of security jobs, most recently as a security guard for Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center, Mercy Health St. Anne Hospital, and Mercy Health St. Charles Hospital.

In addition to the conspiracy charge, Mr. Butler who was not named in the original indictment filed in April against Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Haynes was indicted on two counts of sex trafficking of children and one count of obstruction of a sex trafficking investigation.

Judge Zouhary scheduled a Jan. 8 status hearing for all three co-defendants, who are to remain in custody.

[Report By Toledo Blade]

7 thoughts on “Photos: 3 American Pastors Arrested By FBI Facing Life In Prison Over Sex With Underage Girls

  1. A COUNTRY WHERE RULE OF LAW WORKS REGARDLESS OF WHO U ARE,WHETHER,PRESIDENT,JUDGE,PASTOR,PHILANTROPIST..SENATOR YERIMA OF ZAMFARA HAD AFFAIR WITH UNDER AGE KID AND MINORS ARE BEING MOLESTED,RAPED,DEFILED EVERYDAY BUT THE LAW ALWAYS LET THEM OFF THE HOOK.THROUGH BRIBERY AND THAT ANNOYING STATEMENT THAT THE DEVIL MADE THEM DO IT.THUMBS UP TO COURT OF LAW

  2. It this was in Nigeria, those pastors would have twist their criminal conduct to tribal and religion issues, they would have blamed President Buhari, gov. El-Rufai and other Muslism politicians in their state and the nation for attacking their faith with EFCC and SSS. May God deliver our people from all ignorance that our evil politicians and satanic agents posing as men of God are using to deceive Nigerians. Until Nigerians from home and abroad set aside religion differences, tribalism and hatred of each other by demonic sentiment that divide us, and demand for good governance, accountability, and corruption free government, millions of our brothers, sisters, friends, children, mothers, and fathers will continue to suffer and live in abject poverty. The future generations of unborn Nigerians will never forgive us all for not focusing on things that matters, but rather on stupid stuffs like tribalism, religion intolerance and hatred for other human beings for no reasons. Is a pity that our criminal and heartless politicians at all levels of government are united in looting, embezzlement, corruption, mismanagement and bad governance while poor masses are still tearing and hating themselves based on tribalism, cultures, language and religion differences. Wake up Nigerian youths. What a brainwash to keep us divided forever and for the good of Nigerian elites, rich religion leaders, and politicians!

  3. All mighty God shall continue to expose them, all these if God did not call me into ministries. I will called myself by force pastors

  4. These are those tares among wheat. Let judgement begin fron the house of the Lord. All the fake people bringing disrepute to the name of the Lord will never have a place to hide. There can never be peace for the wicked.

  5. Hypocrites! Carrying out crimes and paying “hush money” to minor victims they abuse. Wish it was like times in the Old Testament when punishment was instant. All of them would have been caught pants down to expose their embarrassed hypocritical faces to the public.
    Wolves in sheep’s clothing! Mchweeeeew!

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