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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Married pastor with 10 children who called gays 'sinners' and applauded the Orlando shooting is convicted of child molestation

A controversial anti-gay Baptist pastor, Bishop Kenneth Adkins, 57, of Brunswick, who has been married 4 times and has 10 children, has been found guilty on all eight charges in the sexual molestation of a teenage girl and boy at his church, which took place seven years ago.  Adkins made the headlines last year when he said homosexuals got 'what they deserve' after Omar Mateen massacred 49 people at a Florida gay club.
Since Adkins has a previous criminal history , and because of Georgia's strict sentencing, he may never be a free man,
On Monday, a Georgia jury of three men and nine women found Kenneth Adkins guilty on all charges. It took the jury only about an hour to deliberate and reach their decision. After the verdict was read, Adkins showed no emotion. He will be sentenced April 25.
None of his family members was present for the verdict and none showed up during the entire one week trial.

Adkins, a drug addict-turned-PR boss-turned-preacher, was arrested in August last year, two months after he made national headlines about the shootings at the Orlando gay club Pulse, when he tweeted:
'Dear Gays, Go sit down somewhere,' he tweeted on June 13, the day after 49 people were killed and many more injured. 'I know y'all want some special attention. Yall are sinners who need Jesus. This was an attack on America.'
Then in another tweet, he wrote:
'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!!'
On Monday, a jury felt he got what he deserved.  Over a week of testimony, they had heard how the victim had been groomed by the firebrand preacher. The victim, who is not being named, said that Adkins had become a 'father figure' to him after his grandfather died, but that the relationship turned sexual in 2010.

He explained how Adkins had bought him gifts and began calling him and texting him, News4Jax reported. The preacher had sent him pictures of his penis, the victim said. Eventually Adkins told the teen that he wanted to watch him have sex with his girlfriend, to make sure he was doing it properly, the court heard. The preacher then joined the pair in the sex acts, he said. The victim told the court he'd 'lost count' of the times the three had been involved in sexual situations in the church office, in Adkins' car, and at the beach.

Preacher: Adkins is a drug addict-turned-PR-man-turned-preacher. His prior convictions mean he may never be a free man. None of his ten children were in court for the trial The girl in question - who was named in five of the charges Adkins was found guilty of - testified that the events had never happened. But the prosecution claimed that the girl was under his influence. 'She's in his clutches,' said assistant district attorney Katie Gropper. 'What he has done to that girl is not only criminal, it is deplorable.'

Most of Adkins' defense was based not on denying the claims made by the victim, but on questioning whether he and the girl were actually 15 at the time, or 16. Had the pair been 16, they would have been legally capable of consenting to sex with Adkins under Georgia law. In his closing statements - which took an hour and 20 minutes - defense attorney Kevin Gough told the jury eight times that even if they disliked Adkins, he should not be found guilty of 'hypocrisy'. 'Where is the evidence that any criminal act took place?' he asked. 'It may be awkward at public events, church, if you return an innocent verdict, but [be] assured, you should not take that into consideration.'

Georgia has strict mandatory minimum sentencing laws and because Adkins has a prior record of drug convictions, there’s a possibility he will never be a free man.

Source: Savannah Now

22 comments:

Tobore said...

The thing he was condeming is what he had done in the past and instead of him to be understanding he was attacking the gays with his words, well now he got what he deserves.
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Bonita Bislam said...

A man that has been married 4times is called a pastor? Now he's got pervert added to his title.
I pity those gullible Christians that would see this and call it a witch hunt or injustice just coz the bible said touch not my anointed. How anointed is a man who has married 4times and fingered in perverse activity?

Anonymous said...

The man's tweet was so wrong but how come they only accepted the "boy's" testimony claiming The "girl" in question - who was named in five of the charges Adkins was found guilty of - testified that the events had never happened. But the prosecution claimed that the girl was under his influence. 'She's in his clutches,' said assistant district attorney Katie Gropper. 'What he has done to that girl is not only criminal, it is deplorable.'
I've seen these kind of case where the man spends a long time in jail and get released when the plaintiff comes out clean... well, i feel he didn't do all that

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ngfineface said...

Exactly. He many be innocent. The jury sounded biased about him maybe due to his past record or the gay statement and who knows again ....racism.

Anonymous said...

My goodness 😨!

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

It is well


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Anonymous said...

Married 4 times
Got 10 kids
Had sexual relations with minors
History of drug use
My goodness 😨!

Pee said...

Why was he arrested 2 months after he supported tbe shooting of the gays for a purported crime that was committed years back? Why did they refuse to accept the girls story? Is it possible that the jury were also gays?

Though the man should have shown some love to the family and victims of the senseless shooting, I see vendetta in this verdict.

anselm opara said...

Weldone sir. I think you got what u deserve, I won't call you a victim. Lol... People condemn in public what they do in secret. Smh.

Hrm paul said...

Dude was set up bcos of his hate for gay but he was careless now he is about to do time

Anonymous said...

Exactly they dug out his past records because of what he said about the shooting. The girl denied yet they insist she's under his influence, so they have any other evidence against him apart from word of mouth?he might have done it but it's very unlike America to convict a man on basis of word of mouth without tangible evidence. They are simply punishing him for what he said.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm but it's okay for your imams to marry 10 wives and hold them in bondage even when some of them would rather run away. How anointed is a man with many wives and kids that even he can't remember their names? Unless you don't consider your imams anointed of course.

kelie Agbogidi said...

Gay people are not what's wrong with the world. At least they're real and true to themselves. Now these wolves in sheep clothing. Hypocrites. Hiding behind the church. They are the problem

nony bright said...

Foolish pple

Anonymous said...

Well from what I read,it seems that the prosecution not only have real evidence, but they backed the defense attorney for the pastor into a corner. They were trying to explain away why it was legal for him to have a sexual relations with the alleged teenager. Truth is, whether or not he is being accused of wrong doing, I think there's no smoke without fire, the question is, how big is the fire? God will be the ultimate judge.

Ushie Blessing said...

Seems

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Seem

Anonymous said...

Hey pastor! You are about to find out how homosexuals do it. Your black ass is about to be fucked pink. Hehehehehehehhehehehehehehe funny

nony bright said...

I just read dis n i don't trust d whole case yet ...hope they don't just want to sentence him bcus of his hate!??

ogbonna nwabueze said...

End time pastors sex is no sin to them .

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