Rich Beasley, 52, and his alleged co-conspirator year-old Brogan Rafferty were arrested on Nov. The teenager has been charged with aggravated murder and attempted murder in connection with three men who were killed and one who was wounded after answering a bogus Craigslist ad offering a job. So far, Beasley is not charged in connection with those deaths.
He was arrested on charges related to prostitution and drugs. Beasley, a purported chaplainhas spent a total of 15 of the past 30 years in prison for a laundry list of crimes.
A court document from Summit County, Ohio, shows that Beasley was accused by the Akron Police Department of 15 prostitution-related charges in December Beasley allegedly managed 14 prostitutes, including a year-old. The document states that Beasley was aware of the teenager's age.
In NovemberBeasley was charged with trafficking Oxycontin when he allegedly sold Oxycontin pills to a detective. He was indicted on this charge and has a hearing scheduled for Thursday. Beasley was also accused of a of other charges in December including aggravated menacing, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence, cultivation of marijuana and possession of criminal tools.
These misdemeanor charges were dismissed following a court-related technicality, but the felony prostitution charges were upheld. Court documents from Texas show arrests and convictions for charges including burglary and the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Beasley spent about four years in prison in Texas. Though Beasley was reportedly known as "Chaplain Rich," two Akron churches associated with him denied any direct link to him this week. Beasley said that her son acted as a mentor for the young Rafferty.
She said Rafferty struggled in school after his parents' divorce and Rich Beasley tried to get him interested in history. Rafferty's father Michael Raffertytold ABC News that his son unwittingly dug some of the shallow graves the victims were buried in, thinking they were drainage ditches.
Rafferty said that his son Brogan told him that he did not shoot anyone and was under the spell of Beasley, who had been his mentor. Rafferty made his first court appearance on Tuesday, looking sullen and unexpressive.
He repeatedly answered questions with "no comment. In response to an ABC News question about what he would like to say to the families of the victims as he walked out of court, Rafferty shook his head and said, "Sorry.
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