Megachurch pastor faces aggravated harassment charges for blackmailing model with explicit videos
Pastor Victor Couzens [Photo: Screengrab from Inspirational Baptist Church website]

The New York City Police Department confirmed that pastor Victor Couzens is wanted for aggravated harassment, reported the Christian Post.


Couzens is the pastor of Inspirational Baptist Church-City of Destiny in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"Victor Couzens is wanted for aggravated harassment which took place on October 23rd. There are no arrests at this time. The investigation is ongoing," the NYPD's Office of the Deputy Commissioner said.

Andrea Garrison who works as a model filed the complaint against Couzens. Garrison claims that she was threatened with blackmail and that Couzens made explicit videos without consent. Multiple women have spoken out against Couzens actions.

"I feel like, at this point, it's no longer what he did to me, what he did to the other women. It's no longer about that. It's about the fact that the Church allows this. That the Church is OK with this. The Church is OK with sending threats to people who are just trying to expose something that's bad happening," Garrison said.

She added, "I'm tired of this type of stuff being swept under the rug and I'm tired of being hushed when all this could have been avoided with him just keeping it real."

Couzens did not immediately respond to request for comment.