A Missouri church leader allegedly tried to pay for sex on the gay hookup app Grindr with an Arby’s card, the Kirksville Daily Express reported.
Using the username “DILF,” Barry Cole Poyner, 57, allegedly tried to meet college guys by offering to pay for gas, clothes and roast beef sandwiches, police said.
Poyner is a Church of Christ elder and is also a professor at Truman State University. He was arrested after a student reported him and police went undercover on the app, according to the paper.
Poyner allegedly sent the officer a message saying he “would love to have a sugar daddy relationship” then offered to fill up his gas tank in exchange for sexual favors, the paper reported. Poyner said, he “might throw in an Arby’s card LOL.”
Poyner was met by police officers at the gas station. He allegedly said he “was not doing anything with a minor” and was only “trying to help” by offering gifts to men on the app.
He was charged with patronizing prostitution and faces up to six months in prison. Truman State has suspended Poyner.