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.
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.