Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Oakland pastor among those arrested during prostitution sting

Associated Press:

A local pastor was among 68 people arrested in a prostitution sting by Oakland police this week.

The Rev. Craig Ward, 40, of the Brookins African Methodist Episcopal Church, flagged over a female undercover officer to his church-issued BMW just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday and tried negotiating a $20 oral sex act, police said.

"It was blatant," said Officer Mark Turpin, of the Oakland police vice squad. "He wasn't there trying to save anybody."

It was Ward's third arrest for soliciting a prostitute. He was convicted of the crime in 2002 and again last year in Oakland, according to police. Ward also served four years in prison for a 1997 burglary and returned later for carrying a weapon in his car, police said.

Church leaders could not be reached for comment.

Brookins African Methodist Episcipal Church

2 Comments:

At 3:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"church-issued BMW"

Anyone who's familiar with Oakland knows what the black population there is like -- urban poor says it all.

But hey, being a pastor sounds like a pretty good job if you can swing it -- drive a BMW, have enough spending cash to pay for blowjobs.

How could anyone enjoy a blowjob from an anonymous street whore?

A black Elmer Gantry.

 
At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The BMW was not church issued. Everything written is not always the truth. People should not make comments if they do not know all the facts.
"Judge not yest ye be judged."

 

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