BRUNSWICK, Ga.—According to a release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation given to First Coast News on Friday, Brunswick Pastor Kenneth Adkins, 56, turned himself in on Aug. 26.
Adkins turned himself in on one count of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation at approximated 9 a.m. Friday.
Adkins is known for being a controversial Pastor in Brunswick Ga. as well as being involved in Jacksonville politics, including the recent 'bathroom bill.'
The investigation against Adkins in regards to these child molestation charged began on Aug. 12 with the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson requesting the help of the GBI. The investigation is still ongoing.
According to the Florida Times-Union, Lawyer Kevin Gough told is representing Adkins and that he or a member of Adkins' family would issue a statement later Friday.
Gough said he believes the accusations against Adkins are said to have occurred in 2010.
Gough said that Adkins had willingly turned himself in, and Carson confirmed he reported to the Glynn County Sheriff's Office at 9 a.m. to answer arrest warrants.
Adkins told the Times-Union recently that he has three congregations including one in the Atlanta area.
He's been arrested before, several times in Duval County over the years, once in 2010 for uttering a fake or worthless check, and several times in the early 2000s for similar crimes.
Mayor Lenny Curry released this statement Friday:
“I know nothing more about the allegations than what has been reported in the news, but it sickens me. If he is found to have done what he stands accused of, he deserves the fullest punishment the law allows.”
Stay with First Coast News for updates on this developing story.