Case moving forward for ex-pastor accused of rape

Dale Richardson

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) - The case of the pastor accused of raping several women is moving forward.

Dale Richardson, 46, had a preliminary hearing in Magistrate Court in Dorchester County on Friday. Court officials say no objections were made and now the case will move towards trial.

Richardson was charged with criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping for cases in Dorchester and Charleston counties. Richardson is the ex-pastor at Freedom Will Baptist Church in Summerville.

A preliminary hearing for his Charleston County charges was scheduled for September 29th, but court officials say it has been rescheduled.

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