Rushville Pastor Arrested For Child Molesting
RUSHVILLE, Ind. - A Rush County pastor, accused of molesting at least three young members of his congregation.
72-year-old Garry Evans, pastor of Baptist Temple in Rushville, is accused of molesting several girls in his congregation.
Court documents show that an investigation into Evans began September 4, when a three-year-old girl reported an encounter with Evans to the police.
The girl told investigators that Evans lured her into his office with the promise of candy, then pulled his pants down and made her touch his genitals. He then told her not to tell anyone what happened.
After the investigation into Evans' behavior began in late September, another mother brought her five- and seven-year-old daughters to police. Both girls told investigators that Evans had forced his hands down their pants when they were alone with him in his office.
Police say there may be other victims.
Evans faces three counts of child molesting, four counts of sexual battery, and five counts of child solicitation. He is out on bond after a Thursday afternoon hearing.
Evans is due again in court November 28.
Rushville Police Chief Tucker says any parent who has suspicions about their child in relationship to Evans should contact the Rushville Police Department or their local authorities.
(Photo courtesy of the Rushville Police Department.)