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Wed Feb 6, 2019, 10:31 PM

Pastor accused of child sex trafficking faces federal trial

Source: Associated Press

Pastor accused of child sex trafficking faces federal trial


The former wife of one of three pastors accused of coercing and sharing teenage girls to have sex, often for money, pleaded guilty to lying to investigators Wednesday.

Laura Lloyd-Jenkins, who lost her job as a county administrator in Toledo after she was charged with interfering in her ex-husband's investigation, pleaded guilty to making false statements.

Her ex-husband, Cordell Jenkins, along with Anthony Haynes and Kenneth Butler, were accused in 2017 of child sex trafficking. Prosecutors said the men had sex with teenagers and sent one another photos and videos of the girls.

Jenkins and Butler already have pleaded guilty to charges that include child sex trafficking and are awaiting sentencing.

Haynes had been scheduled to go on trial Wednesday up until Lloyd-Jenkins decided to plead guilty. A new date for his trial has not been set. He could face up to life in prison if he's convicted.


Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/pastor-accused-child-sex-trafficking-faces-federal-trial-60879724

FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Lucas County Sheriff's Office shows Pastor Anthony Haynes. The former minister accused of grooming a 14-year-old girl for sex and then introducing her to two other pastors is set to face a federal trial in Ohio. Haynes could face up to life in prison if hes convicted on charges that include child sex trafficking. Jury selection in the trial is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. . (Lucas County Sheriff's Office via The Blade via AP)

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