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Anti-gay Georgia pastor convicted of molesting two teens from his church

Anti-gay Georgia pastor convicted of molesting two teens from his church

Georgia pastor Kenneth Adkins had said Orlando massacre victims 'got what they deserved'

Controversial anti-gay Georgia pastor Kenneth Adkins was convicted Tuesday (11 April) of eight counts of child molestation.

Adkins in less than an hour by a jury in a case that involved a male and female teen from his own church.

Adkins gained notoriety last year when he said victims of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, ‘got what they deserved.’

A gunman had busted into Pulse nightclub and shot 49 people inside to death in the largest mass shooting in US history.

Adkins, 57, had also very publicly fought against non-discrimination protections for LGBTI people being expanded in Jacksonville, Florida.

Adkins was convicted of encouraging two teens he was mentoring to have sexual intercourse in front of him so he could judge if they were doing it properly.

He eventually joined in on the sexual acts himself which took place in a church office, at the beach and in Adkins’ car, according to The Savannah Morning News.

Among the evidence seen by jurors was photographs of Adkins’ penis sent the male accuser by the pastor in 2014.

There were also messages sent between Adkins and the female who has denied the molestation occurred.

The male accuser testified at the trial and said he lost track of how many times Adkins watched them have sex because it happened so many times.