Toledo pastors in court for bond hearings - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Toledo pastors in court for bond hearings

Anthony Haynes (Source: Lucas County Jail) Anthony Haynes (Source: Lucas County Jail)
Cordell Jenkins (Source: Lucas County Jail) Cordell Jenkins (Source: Lucas County Jail)
TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

Two Toledo area pastors indicted on sex trafficking charges faced a judge last Thursday.

Cordell Jenkins and Anthony Haynes appeared in federal court for their bond hearings as several witnesses took the stand. 

The FBI said both men engaged in sexual activity with children across the city. They would often meet up for sex in hotels or even local churches.

The hearing was mainly focused on whether Jenkins would be allowed out on bond while attorneys prepare for his trial. 

His attorneys told the judge that if Jenkins is allowed out of jail, he would live at his home and his parents would move in full time and be liable for his whereabouts around the clock. His wife would not live there. 

Jenkins would also wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.

The family would use the equity in two family homes, which is close to $100,000, as a bond.

However Federal Government attorneys argued that Jenkins is a flight risk after he admitted to searching for hotels and flights to the Caribbean on his wife's phone shortly before his arrest.

They also argued that Jenkins is a danger to society for using his role in the church to possibly persuade his teenage victims into having sex with him.

The judge denied Jenkins bail Monday afternoon. 

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