By Elizabeth Campbell – Reporter , News4Jax.com Staff
September 27, 2016
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – After hearing from friends of Pastor Ken Adkins, as well listening to recordings of phone calls of Adkins talking about the child molestation charges against him, a Glynn County judge said he would rule Wednesday on bond on charges of aggravated child molestation.
Adkins, 56, pastor of the Greater Dimensions Christian Fellowship, has been in the Glynn County Jail since Aug. 26, when he surrendered on charges resulting from allegations he molested a teenage boy in 2010.
The young man told the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that Adkins molested him when he was a member of Adkins’ church as a boy under the age of 16.
After hearing from four pastors who know Adkins and said he poses no risk to the community and hearing portions of the audio recordings, Superior Court Judge E.M. Wilkes said he wasn’t trying the hear the case, only decide on bond.
Prosecutors recounted Adkins’ previous criminal history, including four convictions on charges for theft, grand theft and passing bad checks, adding that Adkins presents a significant risk to intimidate witnesses. The state requested that Adkins be denied bond, or at least receive a bond of $1 million or more.
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