Saturday, April 8, 2017

Two Toledo pastors charged with sex crimes against children

Anthony Haynes, Cordell Jenkins (Source: Lucas County Jail)

TOLEDO, OH  April 8 2017
Two Toledo pastors have been charged with sex crimes against children.
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Cordell Jenkins, 46, and Anthony Haynes, 37, for sex trafficking of children at their Toledo homes early on Friday morning.
Jenkins and Haynes are accused of knowingly recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person under the age of 18.
Haynes is also being charged with obstruction of justice, and Jenkins is charged with sexual exploitation of children.
According to affidavits filed with the United States District Court Mr. Hayne's is accused of sexually exploiting juveniles for the last three years dating back to when one of the juveniles involved was 14-years-old.
The affidavit alleges that Hayne's, along with a woman, engaged in sex acts on multiple occasions with a female teenager, including at a hotel on Alexis Rd. and the Bel Air Hotel, and paid her money to keep quiet about the encounters. Haynes is accused of introducing the teenager to other adults who also paid the girl to have sex.
The affidavit names Jenkins as one of these adults.
Jenkins is accused of having sex with the girl at the Red Roof Inn in Toledo and at his office in an area church.
Jenkins is also accused of encouraging the girl to introduce Jenkins to a friend of hers and engaging in sex acts with both of them.
"That task force began working on this brought it to this point, and we felt these two needed to be in custody," said Vickie Anderson of the FBI. "We obviously obtained those arrest warrants and doing some other law enforcement activity today help those investigations."

Jenkins is the founder and pastor of Abundant Life Ministries on Glendale Avenue in Toledo.

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