Rickey Smiley Morning Show Featured Video
CLOSE
St Margaret's Church Launches A �2 Million Appeal for Essential Repairs

Source: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty

Three pastors in Ohio recently appeared in court and was charged with conspiracy to sex traffic children. According to B.E.T., Rev. Cordell Jenkins, Rev. Anthony Haynes and Rev. Kenneth , now face life in prison. Although all three men pleaded not guilty a jury still charged them.

Sign Up For Our Newsletter!

The three men were accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 2014 and also tried to get other girls to have sex with them for money. It is alleged that Haynes between 2014 and 2017 tried to get one of the girls to become a prostitute. He also is accused of recording sexual assaults on his cellphone. Allegedly the girl was told not to tell anyone because he would get into trouble not only by his family, but his church.

Jenkins allegedly exploited a 14-year-old girl at a motel and paid her money as well to keep silent. On multiple occasions he also paid another underage girls for sexual acts. Butler is being charged with trafficking an underage girl that he met at church. Reports also show that one of the men tried to destroy evidence like text messages and told people to lie to law enforcement.

RELATED: How This Harlem Pastor Is Broadening The Conversation On Sexual Violence

RELATED: Pastor With Tattoos Speaks About Not Changing Her Image And Helping People

RELATED: Jennifer Lopez’s Manager Benny Medina Accused Of Rape

The Latest:

Rickey Smiley Visits New Life Covenant Church In Chicago [EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS]
Rickey Smiley Visits New Life Covenant Church In Chicago
9 photos

More From Rickey Smiley Show