Jenkins gets Life, Butler 17.5 years in pastor sex trafficking case

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The first of two Toledo pastors who pleaded guilty during a child sex trafficking case has been sentenced. Kenneth Butler was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison, according to our media partner, The Blade.

A second pastor, Cordell Jenkins, was sentenced to life in prison later on Friday afternoon, also according to The Blade.

Butler took a deal early in the court proceedings. Jenkins changed his original guilty plea only a few weeks before the trial was set to begin, despite passing on plea agreements earlier in the trial.

Jenkins pleaded guilty to sex trafficking children and sexual exploitation of children. Butler, meanwhile, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to sex traffic children, sex trafficking children and obstructing that investigation. Both face hefty potential sentences, up to life in prison.

Anthony Haynes was found guilty following his trial in March. He will face sentencing in June.