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voiceofreason
08-26-2016, 01:56 PM
http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2016-08-26/story/controversial-pastor-and-activist-ken-adkins-charged-child-molestation

Controversial pastor and activist Ken Adkins charged with child molestation in Brunswick
Adkins charged with 2 counts, surrendered to Glynn County sheriff Friday morning


updated Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 12:53 pm

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Controversial pastor Ken Adkins has been charged with two counts of child molestation in Georgia and is in the Glynn County jail, officials said.

One of the two charges against the 56-year-old is aggravated child molestation, said Stacy Carson, special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Kingsland office.

District Attorney Jackie Johnson asked the GBI on Aug. 12 to assist the Brunswick Police Department in an investigation of an accusation of child molestation against Adkins, Carson said. The investigation focused on suspected molestation in several locations in the Brunswick area including at Adkins’ church, a vehicle and a victim’s home, Carson said. The investigation is ongoing.

Lawyer Kevin Gough told the Times-Union he is representing Adkins and believes the accusations are said to have occurred in 2010. He said Adkins had willingly turned himself in.

Glynn County Sheriff Neal Jump said Gough “walked him in to the front desk for me this morning.”

Adkins told the Times-Union recently that he has three congregations — The Greater Church Brunswick, Jacksonville and Atlanta. He’s also done public relations work and campaign consulting.

His wife, Charlotte Stormy Adkins, said she and the congregation support Adkins and are disappointed in the rush to judgment against him. She is confident he will be cleared of all charges but shares her husband’s concern for the young man who came forward with the allegations. She said he is a part of the church ministry and has been mentored by the couple. She also said while her husband takes leave, she will be interim pastor.

Adkins is a controversial figure in Jacksonville politics, particularly because of comments and crude caricatures he posted on his Twitter account while he helped lead the fight against expanding Jacksonville’s anti-discrimination law to cover lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.