A jury found Ken Adkins, the Jacksonville pastor accused of sexually molesting teens, guilty on all charges on Monday in a Glynn County courtroom.
Adkins, 57, faces life in prison. He will be sentenced on April 25.
The jury deliberated for two hours. Adkins had no reaction as the verdicts were read aloud in court.
Adkins had been held without bail in a Georgia jail since August 2016. Adkins didn't testify on his own behalf at the trial.
Adkins has been at the center of many controversial topics. He voiced opinions against the expansion of Jacksonville’s Human Rights Ordinance to protect the LGBT community.
In 2016, Adkins was arrested on the accusation that he unlawfully and knowingly committed a sex act on a boy under the age of 16 years old.
Allegations of sexual molestation surfaced after one of the teenage boys joined the military. The state says the young man, now in his 20s, told police he had been molested by Adkins.
“He would let them use his locations his office, his house, his cars, places where they could have sex, where he could watch," prosecutor Katie Gropper told the jury.
This is a developing story. Follow Bridgette Matter (BridgetteAnJax) for updates as they happen and watch CBS47 at 5 for the latest.
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