TOLEDO, Ohio — A pastor accused of having sex with two minor girls has pleaded guilty to several charges, according to federal prosecutors.
Kenneth Butler, 38, is one of three Toledo-area pastors accused of involvement in a child sex-trafficking scheme.
Butler is expected to spend 17 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to sex traffic children, two counts of sex trafficking of children and one count of obstruction of a sex trafficking investigation, prosecutors say.
“This defendant has admitted to crimes that include preying on a foster child who was previously the victim of sexual abuse, and he committed these crimes in a house of worship,” U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman says in a news release. “Butler may hold himself out to the community as a pastor, but in the eyes of the law he is a criminal who pays money to sexually assault children.”
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