An evangelical pastor in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma was arrested in November on charges he was running a prostitution house, and he allegedly used his ministry's phone number when placing ads.
Tulsa County prosecutors on Wednesday charged Walter Eugene Brazington Jr. — identified as a minister for a group in Broken Arrow — with procuring for prostitution and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony, according to court records.
Brazington, 55, attempted to “encourage, induce or persuade women to become inmates of a house of prostitution,” the charges state.
The minister likely owned more than one massage parlor potentially engaging in prostitution:
Investigators suspect that Brazington was the previous owner of two other massage parlors in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. Brazington filed a police report in January 2015 in Broken Arrow that listed one of the parlors as his business. He alleged that he had learned that three of his employees were engaging in prostitution, according to the affidavit.
Brazington had a varied résumé prior to his prostitution venture, according to his bio on the ministry's website.
The All Nations Evangelistic Team website states that Brazington has established four churches and three schools and served in leadership roles for ministerial associations. It says Brazington has also worked in law enforcement and food service, as a bodyguard and as a bus driver.
A second arrest was made when police discovered 'employee' Tiffany Ann Roach admitted to being HIV positive and sleeping with clients.
Roach was negotiating with a client when officers raided the house on Nov. 20, police said. She told investigators that she had worked at the parlor for a month and had learned in June that she was HIV positive, the affidavit says.
Prosecutors charged Roach with exposing others to an infectious disease.