Not one, but Two Ohio ‘Ministers’ Arrested on Sex Trafficking Charges

2nd Corinthians 11:14-15 “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”

TOLEDO, Ohio — Two ministers from Ohio have been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) on alleged sex trafficking charges.

Cordell Jenkins, 46, who leads Abundant Life Ministries in Toledo, was taken into custody on Friday, along with Anthony Haynes, 37, who oversees Greater Life Christian Center, also in Toledo.

“Jenkins and Haynes are accused of knowingly recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person(s) that the defendants knew was less than eighteen years old to engage in commercial sex acts,” the FBI outlined in an official statement. “In addition to the above, Haynes is also being charged with obstruction of justice and Jenkins is being charged with sexual exploitation of children.”

According to police documents, Hayes is accused of engaging in sexual relations with a then 14-year-old girl beginning in 2014.

“Additionally, he coerced [the teen] into continued secrecy by implying revealing the sexual activity between them would ruin his family and church,” the federal complaint reads.

Hayes also introduced the girl to other men, including Jenkins, who is accused of having sexual relations with the teenager in his office at Abundant Life Ministries.

A local Red Roof Inn has additionally confirmed that Jenkins rented a room with the teenager twice, including one time when the girl says that he asked her to bring a friend. She and her friend were paid for the encounters. Read the rest here.