2/12/2018 - Tulsa, OK -- An alleged Broken Arrow preacher and business owner acting as a pimp and a prostitute working for him as a masseuse were arrested in November of last year on prostitution, firearms and allegations of knowingly spreading HIV, the virus which causes AIDS.
According to court records, late last year police began looking into a Broken Arrow massage parlor that was posting ads online that appeared to be prostitution related.
Law enforcement soon located the makeshift massage parlor at 804C S. Ninth St. (near East Kenosha and South 177th East Ave) that was operating out of a small commercial location. The business was not identifiable from the street and only displayed a neon "open" sign in the window.
A confidential informant (CI) working with police as a potential massage therapist looking for work entered the business and met with the owner, later identified as Walter Eugene Brazington Jr.
Brazington, 55, who used the alias "Connor", reportedly told the CI that the "therapists" in his spa worked for tips and that he kept the door fee. Brazington reportedly told the CI that he did not consider himself a "pimp" and that he treated the massage therapists as staff.
Brazington told the CI that he previously worked in law enforcement and acted as a body guard for senators, governors and even presidents.
It was later learned that Brazington also runs a traveling evangelical group that calls itself All Nations Evangelistic Team. According to the group's website (since redacted), Reverend Walt Brazington Jr. refers to himself as a prophet and an apostle. Brazington claims to have been a preacher since 1981. You can see an archived copy of Rev. Walt's 'Christian' website at this WayBackMachine link. Investigators uncovered that Rev. Walt was actually using his Christian group's phone number in online ads seeking massage therapists.
Brazington reportedly told the female CI that he could tell if a male customer was actually an undercover police officer or reporter. Brazington suggested that the CI should try and kiss any male customers she was suspicious of because "police officer thinks your mouth is dirty and will not kiss."
Undercover officers surveilled the spa for over a month.
On November 20, 2017 police executed a search warrant on the spa and arrested Brazington. Police also arrested a masseuse named Tiffany Ann Roach, who authorities say was engaged in an illicit act with a customer at the time. Court records also indicate that Brazington's personal residence was also searched.
Investigators later learned that Roach, 40, is HIV positive.
Roach reportedly told investigators that she had been working at the spa for only a month and learned she was HIV positive about 6 months ago.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Roach's personal Facebook page contains language related to white supremacy, including "What Girl Pride" and references to "88" - a code for Heil Hitler.
The spa is located near two schools - making the prostitution offenses a felony.
Business owners in the area claim that they often saw male clients coming and going at all hours of the day and night.
Investigators fear Roach may have exposed dozens of her male customers to HIV. Investigators have gone so far as to send letters to the registered owners of vehicles they witnessed patronizing the spa in an attempt to warn individuals of their possible exposure to HIV.
The letter reads;
On October 31, 2017 at approximately 10:00 a.m. a (REDACTED) registered in your name with Oklahoma license plate (REDACTED) was observed at 804 C South 9th Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, which is an area of concern about crimes that affect quality of life, including prostitution. The police department is actively addressing chronic pr oblems in the community through criminal investigations, surveillance, patrols, and Neighborhood Watch programs. For the public's safety, we encourage everyone to be aware of his or her surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to 911. If you no longer own the above vehicle or if this notice was sent in error, please disregard it.
The Broken Arrow Police Department recently arrested an employee of this business for knowingly transmitting an infectious disease.
The Broken Arrow Police Department is working closely with citizens to improve the quality of life in our community. If you have any questions or would like more information about our efforts to reduce crime, fear and disorder in Broken Arrow, please call the Special Investigations Unit at 918-451-8200 ext. 8793.
On November 29, 2017, formal criminal charges were filed against Brazington and Roach in Tulsa County. Brazington was charged with pandering and possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony. Roach was charged with knowingly exposing others to AIDS.
In court paperwork, prosecutors allege that Brazington attempted to “encourage, induce or persuade women to become inmates of a house of prostitution,”
On December 21, 2017, Roach pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four-years deferred, a $300 fine, $75 VCA and court costs.
Brazington's next court date is set for February 21 at 8 a.m. in Tulsa County.
JohnTV has uncovered that Rev. Walt Brazington appears to have owned other massage parlor spas in the Broken Arrow area that have been the scene of prostitution arrests in the past.
Records JohnTV has found indicate that Brazington operated Rocky Mountain Spa, in the 1900 block of W. Concord Cir., when it was raided by police in April of 2017. After that sting and arrests, the spa name was changed to My Spa. The My Spa location was also raided by police in June of 2017 and three women were arrested.
Police commented after the June bust, "I don't know what they're pretending to be, but we've been there twice and have yet to get a massage."
Online records show that Rev. Walt Brazington is married to Wanda Brazington. Wanda claims to have studied at Rhema Bible Training College.
Wanda Brazington appears to confirm her association with the former Rocky Mountain Day Spa in these 2016 public Facebook photo posts...
JohnTV will continue to follow this case.