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Pastor who said Pulse victims got ‘what they deserved’ accused of molesting boy at church

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A Georgia pastor who said Pulse nightclub shooting victims got what they deserved has been arrested on child molestation charges.

Ken Adkins, of St. Simons Island, turned himself in to police about 9 a.m. Friday on aggravated child molestation charges, reported The Florida Time-Union.

The 56-year-old Adkins, who has congregations in Atlanta, Jacksonville and Brunswick, Georgia, is an outspoken anti-LGBT activist in the Jacksonville area.

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He drew widespread condemnation for making offensive remarks about a fatal shooting that left 49 clubgoers dead and 53 others wounded at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

“I don’t see none of them as victims,” Adkins tweeted. “I see them as getting what they deserve!!”

The alleged abuse took place at Adkins’ church in Brunswick, as well as the pastor’s car and the victim’s home, prosecutors said.

His attorney said investigators told him the abuse took place in 2010.

The pastor’s wife said she believed Adkins would be cleared, and she expressed concern about the young man who made the allegations.

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Charlotte Stormy Adkins said the alleged victim was part of the church’s ministry and had been mentored by her and her husband.

She will serve as interim pastor while her husband takes leave.

Watch this video report posted online by WJAX-TV:

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‘Righteous prosecution’: DOJ lawyers ignore Barr’s new guidelines and recommend jail time for Stone

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Four prosecutors in the Roger Stone case resigned when the Justice Department took over the sentencing of Stone and rewrote their memo.

Now, however, the DOJ is still arguing that Roger Stone belongs in jail.

It's a strange turn as the new prosecutor in the case essentially ignored the change in sentencing memos, despite Judge Amy Berman Jackson grilling him about the change.

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Legal experts shocked as DOJ lawyers rebel against Bill Barr’s new Roger Stone sentencing guidelines

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The new prosecutors in the Roger Stone case still seem to be ignoring the re-write of the sentencing memo, according to those watching the trial unfold.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson told the courtroom Thursday that she reviewed government sentencing recommendations from both the prosecutors who resigned last week and the supervisor who rewrote the memo.

"I note that the initial memo has not been withdrawn," she said.

"There was nothing in bad faith with the initial prosecution team’s recommendation," said Crabb.

"It’s not about bad faith. It was fully consistent with current DOJ policy, wasn’t that true?" Berman Jackson asked.

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Judge who struck down stop-and-frisk says Bloomberg isn’t a racist — but had an ’empty head’

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In a bizarre column published just hours before the first Democratic debate to feature Michael Bloomberg, the judge who struck down the former New York City mayor's most controversial policy offered a defense — of sorts — of the billionaire mogul.

"In 2013, I ruled in Floyd vs. City of New York that the tactics underlying the city’s stop-and-frisk program violated the constitutional rights of people of color," wrote former U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin. "While Michael Bloomberg was mayor of New York, black and Latino people were disproportionately stopped, and often frisked, millions of times, peaking at 690,000 in 2011. After my rulingthe number of stops plummeted to 11,000 in 2018. And crime did not rise."

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