Oklahoma minister Walter Eugene Brazington Jr. has been arrested for running a prostitution ring with a self-described “Aryan woman.” Brazington disguised his service as a massage parlor and used his church’s phone to set up “appointments.”
Brazington was charged with “procuring for prostitution and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony,” according to the Tulsa World. He tried to “encourage, induce or persuade women to become inmates of a house of prostitution,” the charges state.
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Brazington is listed as an apostle and prophet for the All Nations Evangelical Team. The address for the ministry, Brazington’s home, was searched by police as part of the investigation. Ministry officials say Brazington founded four churches and three schools during his time with the group.
All pages referencing Brazington on the group’s website have now been deleted.
Brazington posted bail and was released. Roach is still being held in lieu of a $6,000 bond.