TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The wife and stepdaughter of a former Ohio minister convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl have been sentenced to prison after they earlier pleaded guilty to witness tampering.
Prosecutors had accused the two women of abducting the victim and warning her not to testify at the trial of Anthony Haynes who was convicted last year of child sex trafficking and other charges.
A federal judge sentenced Haynes’ wife, Alisa Haynes, to two years in prison on Tuesday, while the former pastor’s stepdaughter, Alexis Fortune, received a four-year sentence.
Court documents said the women forced the teenager from her apartment, choked her with a cord and told her to take back statements she made to investigators.
The victim later testified against Anthony Haynes. He was one of three former Toledo pastors convicted in the investigation.