Bolton Pastor Facing Child Luring Charges
A Bolton pastor and Town of Caledon fire chaplain is facing luring charges stemming from an investigation launched by London police.
Communications officer Const. Sandasha Bough said police charged Jeffrey Enns on Oct. 11, with two counts of luring a person under 18 by means of telecommunication.
Police say the alleged offences took place between Aug. 9 and Sept. 10.
Enns had served for several years as lead pastor at Bolton Alliance Church, and was appointed the Town of Caledon Fire and Emergency Services fire chaplain in 2014. He was also a contributing writer for The Caledon Enterprise’s Sideroads magazine.
His ministry licence was suspended on Sept. 12, said the Canadian Central District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
“This action was based upon allegations brought to the District’s attention on Sept. 11,” said District representative Barrie Doyle in an official statement. “The allegations were also taken to the London (ON) Police Service.”
A notice of disciplinary action obtained by The Enterprise said that Enns’ license was suspended for “repeated moral and ethical failure in accordance with the Licensing Policy of the Christian Missionary Alliance in Canada.”
When asked if Enns was still serving as the town’s fire chaplain, CAO Mike Galloway confirmed that Enns submitted his resignation to the town on Sept. 13, effective immediately.
Enns is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Nov. 14 in London. The charges have not been proven in court.
He did not respond to The Enterprise’s request for comment.