Ohio pastor faces life in prison after grooming girl, 14, and encouraging her to engage in sex acts with two other church leaders

By CHAUNCEY ALCORN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

The Toledo pastor who groomed a 14-year-old girl to have sex with two of his fellow clergy members is facing up to life behind bars after being found guilty of multiple felony sex crimes.

Anthony Haynes, 40, the former leader of Greater Life Christian Center in the northwest Ohio city of Toledo, denied having sex with his victim, who is now 19, during his trial on Wednesday.

‘I’m not a pervert,’ he told the court while sobbing on the witness stand Wednesday, despite previously telling federal investigators during recorded conversations that he had sex with the girl.

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