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Iowa Minister Jonathan Offt Arrested Trying To Pay For Sex

Posted in Crime, Sex, Sex Crimes with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2011 by Webmaster

Marion, Iowa

Like most men, Jonathan Offt was looking for a little sex. In his case, however, a few problems exist. First, he is a married father of three. Second, he was willing to pay for sex.  Oh, and there is that little fact of him serving as senior pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Cedar Rapids.

Offt, 41, was one of nine men nabbed in a recent prostitution sting by Marion Police. Like the others, Offt responded to an Internet ad placed by police. Once on the scene and after offering an undercover officer money in exchange for a sexual act, Offt and the other men were arrested.

Since his arrest, Offt has remained tight-lipped. However, on the website for Trinity Lutheran Church and School, business director Pat Ehler posted the following:

“Trinity Lutheran Church and School is saddened by the most recent news story regarding Jonathan Offt. The proper authorities are handling the situation. The church and school request your prayers for all involved. We have no further comments at this time.”

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