Pastor Who Said Orlando Shooting Victims Got ‘What They Deserve’ Arrested For Child Molestation

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What a horrible person.

On Friday, Ken Adkins handed himself over to Georgia police for charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation, after a young male from his congregation made some upsetting allegations.

For those of you who might not remember, the Brunswick pastor shared an incredibly homophobic, insensitive, and highly offensive tweet about how the Orlando shooting victims “deserved” to be killed in that horrific massacre at Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people.

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At the time, the religious leader had written on Twitter:

“been through so much with these Jacksonville homosexuals that I don’t see none of them as victims. I see them as getting what they deserve.”

And, even though the 56-year-old turned himself in to the Glynn County authorities, his wife, Charlotte Stormy Adkins, defended her husband against the disturbing claims, saying:

“We are disappointed with what appears to be a rush to judgment by law enforcement authorities in this case. We are confident that Kenneth Adkins will be found innocent of all charges.”

But according to the investigation, the Georgia resident is suspected to have molested the accuser multiple times back in 2010, with incidents allegedly taking place at his church, in a car, and at the victim’s home.

However, Mrs. Adkins insists she and the pastor are concerned about the young man’s mental health, adding:

“This young man was part of our teen ministry. Ken and I have treated him like family, as has our church. He is a deeply troubled young man, to be sure, but our thoughts and prayers remain with him even now.”

Ken has been placed on unpaid leave from The Greater Church Brunswick, and Charlotte will serve as acting pastor while the case continues.

A bail hearing could happen as early as Monday, but the preliminary hearing might not take place until September 9.

[Image via Glynn County Detention Center.]

Aug 26, 2016 9:42pm PDT

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