Cleveland pastor indicted in human-trafficking bust
WJW / Cuyahoga County
Rev. Dr. Randolph Brown, 64, was indicted on two counts of compelling prostitution. Joyce Richmond, 21, was also indicted on two counts of trafficking in persons and three counts of compelling prostitution in the case.

By Jen Steer, WJW

CLEVELAND (WJW) -- Cleveland Pastor Rev. Dr. Randolph Brown, 64, was indicted on two counts of compelling prostitution. Joyce Richmond, 21, was also indicted on two counts of trafficking in persons and three counts of compelling prostitution in the case.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office said Richmond exploited three teen girls who ran away from home. Brown agreed to pay for sex with two of the victims, who were 14 and 15 years old at the time of the crimes, according to court documents.

The Inner-City Missionary Baptist Church, where Randolph is the pastor, said it has no comment.

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