Baptist Pastor Claims He Was Kidnapped to Cover-Up His Visit with Male Prostitutes

[International Business Times] Christopher Keys, a resident of Macon, Georgia, was robbed by two masked men in his motel room, but instead of telling his family the truth, he made up a story about being kidnapped by two African-American men but his plan crumbled when the story went viral on social media.

Robbed While Waiting for Male Prostitute in Motel Room

Christopher Keys
Christopher Keys has been arrested and charged with solicitation of sodomy for attempting to hire a male prostitute. Bibb County Sheriff’s Office

Keys was robbed shortly after he checked in to the Regency Inn & Suites in Macon. When he opened the door of his motel room he was expecting his hook-up, a male prostitute he contacted via Craigslist, a masked man walked into the room instead and forced him onto the bed at gunpoint. When the suspect left to go to the pastor’s truck to take his wallet, another man came in to keep Keys from fleeing.

The suspects took his wallet, cell phone and keys. His phone was later recovered from a nearby Walmart parking lot. Keys admitted to the police that although he was married, he was at the motel to “play around” with a male prostitute and also told police he was a frequent visitor at the motel.

Fake Carjacking, Kidnapping Story

Keys, who served as the student pastor at a local Baptist church and taught at a private Christian school, told cops that he did not intend to tell his family the real reason he was at the motel and would instead tell his friends and family he was kidnapped and that’s exactly what he did.

Keys told a friend that he had been carjacked and kidnapped by two black men who robbed him and took him to the motel. As the fake story started spreading, someone shared it on social media. The post, which has now been deleted, went viral in the local community before a news outlet caught wind of the story.

social media post
The social media post about Christopher Keys’ kidnapping story that went viral. Twitter / @LOrion

The news outlet wondered how they missed the police report for a kidnapping incident in the community and upon further investigation, they found that the whole story was fabricated.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Department also clarified the rumors in a post on Facebook and announced that Keys has been arrested and charged with solicitation of sodomy for attempting to hire a male prostitute. While sodomy is legal in the United States, soliciting a prostitute is still against the law. The term is commonly used to refer to “offering to pay for sex” of any kind.

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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Manthan Chheda and first published at International Business Times]

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