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Toledo pastor accused in sex trafficking case waives detention hearing

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    U.S. Marshals escort Pastor Kenneth Butler to the car after his appearance in U.S. District Court on October 5.

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    The Kingdom Encounter Family Worship Center is reportedly housed in the building. The church is run by Kenneth Butler, who has been charged with sex trafficking of a minor.

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A Toledo pastor arrested last week for sex trafficking of children on Wednesday waived his right to argue that a bond be set that would allow his release from jail.

Through his court-appointed attorney Adam Nightingale, Kenneth Butler waived the detention hearing scheduled for Thursday in federal court before Magistrate Judge James Knepp. He reserved the right to ask for a detention hearing at a later date.

Mr. Butler, 37, pastor of Kingdom Encounter Family Worship Center, is the third local pastor to be charged in U.S. District Court with sex trafficking stemming from alleged sex-for-hire encounters with teen-aged girls.

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