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Cleveland minister 'Taj Mahal Frazer' wanted for making false statements, sexual conduct with minor

Posted: 4:37 PM, Mar 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-11 19:19:43-04
Taj Mahal Frazer

CLEVELAND — A reward is being offered for information in locating a Cleveland minister who is now a wanted fugitive, according to the U.S.Marshals Service. Authorities responded to a barricaded person call in East Cleveland Friday and discovered the minister was not in the room but communicating through a web cam.

Prophet R.L. Bynoe, also known as Taj Mahal Frazer, is wanted for making false statements to federal law enforcement officers after being arrested for a previous incident.

Bynoe is also a suspect in a case involving unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and has served a significant amount of time in prison for a narcotics conviction, authorities said.

U.S. Marshals and East Cleveland police responded to a person barricaded in a building on Friday afternoon. Authorities responded to 13855 Superior Avenue, attempting to safely bring the person into custody.

Authorities confirmed that the person they were responding to was Bynoe, who was was not actually in the building but was pretending to be while communicating with authorities using a webcam.

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Authorities describe Bynoe as a black man in his mid-40s, standing around six feet, one inch tall and weighing around 220 pounds.

Bynoe runs the New Life Tabernacle Center and the Prophet Bynoe Ministries in Cleveland, and is known to frequent East Cleveland and areas downtown, authorities said.

Anyone with information regarding Prophet Bynoe, aka Taj Mahal Frazer, should contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED. Reward money is available.