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Woman defends herself with baseball bat from pastor awaiting trial on child molestation charges

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An Indiana pastor awaiting trial on charges of child molestation, sexual battery and child solicitation was arrested on trespassing charges Tuesday.

Garry Evans, 72, was taken into custody after a woman had to chase him off her property with a baseball bat, Fox 59 reported Wednesday.

Evans was arrested in October on five counts of child solicitation, four counts of sexual battery and three counts of child molestation after a 3-year-old girl told her mother he pulled down his pants and made her touch his penis.

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All of the incidents reportedly occurred when Pastor Evans lured girls under the age of ten into his office with offers of candy.

One victim told police Pastor Evans just laughed when she told him, “No.”

She said he touched her “nearly every time she went to church.”

Rushville Police Chief Craig Tucker put out a public call to see if there were additional victims.

“If you have a child who has exhibited unusual behavior after being in the vicinity of the church or this pastor and you believe there has been something that has happened to this child that might indicate something inappropriate happened, we definitely want them to give us a call,” Chief Tucker said.

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After more victims did come forward, resulting additional charges of child molestation and child solicitation, Pastor Evans attempted suicide in early November. Police found him unresponsive, resuscitated him and he survived after being airlifted to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

His wife, Gay Evans, 70, was also arrested for trespass in the latest incident. She was additionally charged with resisting law enforcement.

Evans had been the pastor at Rushville Baptist Temple for three decades. His jury trial on the molestation charges is scheduled for March 20, 2018.

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Louisville police chief fired after mayor determines body cameras were off during David McAtee shooting

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On Monday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced that the chief of the city's police department has been relieved of duty, effective immediately.

The move comes after the body cameras of Louisville police officers involved in the fatal shooting of David McAtee, a local Black businessman, had not been active.

🚨 Mayor of #Louisville: The body cameras of those involved in the shooting last night that killed David McAtee were NOT active.

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LISTEN: Charlamagne Tha God clashes with ‘delusional’ Rush Limbaugh in debate over George Floyd’s killing and white privilege

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During an interview with Rush Limbaugh this Monday, Charlamagne Tha God called out the conservative radio host for his white privilege and asked him why he's choosing to speak out on George Floyd's killing while there have been countless examples of police violence against black people.

“I know that you’re going to disagree with me on this — to me this is not America,” Limbaugh said, adding that he thinks the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.

But according to Charlamagne, America is only great for some people.

“I think it’s easy for you to say because you’re a white male and that comes with a different level of privilege,” Charlamagne said. “And I do think America does work but it works for the people it was designed to work for. It doesn’t work for everyone else the way it works for you.”

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GOP governor blasts Trump for delivering ‘bitterness, combativeness, and self-interest’ amid nationwide unrest

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Republican Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) blasted President Donald Trump after the president had a call with governors and mayors Monday.

The president blasted the leaders as "weak" for refusing to strike back at protesters, jail them for a decade and deploy the National Guard to shoot at them.

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