Summerville church shocked as pastor accused kidnaping, rape

First reporting July 30, updates at the bottom: The Freedom Free Will Baptist Church in Ladson has been taken aback after their pastor was accused of abducting and raping a woman.

North Charleston police say that the pastor, 46-year-old Dale Richardson, picked up a 20-year-old woman walking down Midland Park Road and then drew a handgun on her.

As you might expect both the pastor and his church say it couldn't have happened.

Multiple reports abound on this one with my preferred ones coming from The Post and Courier (read their's here) and the video report at Live 5 News (watch that here.) 

Update August 18: The case against Pastor Dale Richardson continues to grow.

In total Richardson now face three accusations of rape, following a similar pattern as described above.

I'll point you to The Post and Courier for their update (read it here.)

Update August 19: A minor update that Richardson has been denied bail and his behavior in court has been very relaxed and casual. The Post and Courier has a robust update; read it here.

We'll be sure to keep you posted.

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