An evangelical preacher in Oklahoma, who ran a massage business when he wasn’t behind the pulpit, has been arrested on prostitution charges along with a female employee who espouses white supremacy views.
Walter Eugene Brazington, Jr., an “apostle and prophet” for the All Nations Evangelistic Team, is charged in Tulsa County with attempting to “encourage, induce or persuade women to become inmates of a house of prostitution.”
The 55-year-old preacher used the same phone number for his ministry and to recruit women for the house of prostitution he operated under the guise of a massage parlor in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, police in that community disclosed.
Following an undercover investigation, police arrested Brazington late last month, identifying him as the “operator” of the massage parlor, one of several he has owned in recent years. Tiffany Ann Roach, 40, who worked at the establishment, also was arrested.
Her Facebook page includes images related to white supremacy, including “White Girl Pride” and references to “88” — code for Heil Hitler.
Roach, who had worked at the business for a month, “was negotiating with a client” when police raided the house of prostitution on November 20, the Tulsa World reported.
Roach, who told officers she is HIV-positive, was charged with exposing others to an infectious disease, the newspaper reported, quoting charging documents which are public.
In addition to the charge of procuring prostitutes, the preacher is charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to court records.
Responding to a job advertisement, a police undercover operative went to the business and was interviewed by Brazington. “He tells the [operative] he/she is completely safe here, that he’s not a ‘pimp’ and treats the girls like staff,” court documents say.
Brazington then asked the job applicant to prove they weren’t working for law enforcement by exposing parts of their body, boasting that only two of his employees have been arrested in the last 3 ½ years, the Tulsa newspaper reported.
On his All Nations Evangelistic website, Brazington claims he has established four evangelical churches and three private church schools, and served in leadership roles in ministerial associations.
A Montana native, Brazington also claims, without providing public proof, that he is a former decorated police officer who once worked as a bodyguard for presidents, heads of state and celebrities.