Pastor charged with raping two women near church

2011-08-19 07:15

South Carolina, United States – A South Carolina pastor has been charged with raping two women in a trailer behind his church.

A magistrate denied bail yesterday for Dale Richardson. He also was charged with a third sexual assault that occurred in January last year.

An arrest warrant claims Richardson picked up a woman hitchhiking and took her to a wooded area.

He is also charged with a separate kidnapping.

Authorities say Richardson is accused of giving two of the victims a ride, drawing a gun and taking them to a trailer behind the Free Will Baptist Church.

Richardson said he understood the charges against him, but he said little else during the hearing.

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