Reader, yesterday, a jury found 57-year-old Christian pastor Kenneth Adkins guilty on 8 counts of child molestation, relating to a relationship he had with a male and female who were underage seven years ago.
According to The Florida Times-Union
Adkins was “grooming the two teens — youths he was supposed to be mentoring — to have sexual intercourse in front of him.” Prosecutors say Adkins “methodically groomed” the two to have sexual intercourse, starting when they were just 15. After an hour of deliberation, the jury found hm guilty of eight child molestation-related charges.
From the Times Union:
The controversial, anti-gay pastor showed no emotion as the verdict was read. He will be sentenced April 25. Georgia has strict mandatory minimum sentencing laws; and because of Adkins, 57, has a prior record, there’s a possibility he will never again be a free man. …Adkins was widely condemned last year after comments he made about the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting went viral. “I don’t see none of them as victims,” Adkins said in a Twitter post. “I see them as getting what they deserve!!” In less than two months after he made the comments, he was arrested on child molestation charges.