INDIANA: Evangelical Pastor Charged With Molesting Little Girls After Luring Them With Candy [VIDEO]

WIBC News reports:

A Rush County pastor, accused of molesting three young members of his congregation. 72-year-old Garry Evans, pastor of Baptist Temple in Rushville, faces three counts of child molesting, four counts of sexual battery, and five counts of child solicitation. 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 several other victims.

The Indy Channel reports:

Rushville Police Chief Craig Tucker said a woman also came forward and said she had been molested by Evans decades ago, in a different community. That woman helped police pursue the new cases, but it is unclear if charges can be sought in hers.

Evans is charged with three counts of child molestation, four counts of sexual battery and five counts of child solicitation. His initial hearing was Thursday afternoon and he is out on bond. His next court date is scheduled for November 28.

The church bills itself as “KJV, independent, fundamental.”

  • Todd20036

    But remember kids, grown gay couples getting married is why this poor innocent preacher fucks children

    • Ken M

      Heterosexual pedophile. Can’t even use the “gay” argument as to why.

      • Droz

        It’s because he sees gay people treated as normal, so he lost his morals. At least that’s the reason for straight military sex scandals, I hear.

        • Snarkaholic

          And, after all the lesbians got married, there were NO women left for him!

          • Paula

            Its funny. Every woman he tried to make a connection with told him she was a lesbian. An old straight girl trick.

          • Robincho

            Hey. Whatever works…

    • MT YVR

      You know I kept thinking about this when this came up earlier. I want them to say this shit. I do. You can excuse ANYTHING.

      “You guys are having kids. I figured if you could talk about them, show up at work with them as screaming infants, if you could have pictures of your husband on your desk… I could shoot a porn with my hookup in the stairwell. Same thing, right?”

      • Silver Badger

        Not…exactly. Don’t forget the screaming kids at the stores.

        • MT YVR

          That’s the Temperpedic floor show next Thursday.

          What? “I’ve got his sleep number” is the working title…

        • Snarkaholic

          And in restaurants…and the parents don’t even try to shut them up.

      • gaycuckhubby

        I’m confused by your larger point but I want to see the video 😉

        • MT YVR


          It’s just that earlier today someone pointed out the overall point was “I saw Them do THAT over THERE so I felt I could get away with X”.

          And I keep thinking if all it takes is seeing or hearing about something else, it leaves a lot of room to argue for a lot of things. So “Preacher molests girl children because gay men want to openly hold hands in public and therefore the Preacher had no idea what right or wrong is…” is met with my: ok. Sure.

          If my transgressive is holding hands, then I saw bringing in family to a work environment is your transgressive. So if mine allows for molestation, your’s allows for porn.

          Live action.

          Notes: you here is not the reader but a placeholder. Also I don’t actually think family/kids at work is transgressive. Annoying. But then I think my coworkers at work are annoying so…

          • gaycuckhubby

            Ah.. i gotcha lol

          • MT YVR

            You’re right, though. I made that point poorly. Fair due.

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            ‘sOK. But there’s still no video in my inbox. *innocent look*

          • MT YVR

            Well first things first. I need a hook up that’s more recent that four years ago… then I’ll work on the vid-ya for ya.

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            Having damned standards ruins everything doesn’t it? *grin*

    • BlindBill

      The clergyman will make peace with his “god” and everything will be OK – still as a GOLD Ticket to heaven … or something

    • Randy503

      As Tony Perkins would say, this poor innocent preacher has confused morals because can serve in the military. It’s not his fault!

    • Eddie Besketti

      that’ll be Tony’s explanation of it.

  • Silver Badger

    Of course he was. Evangelicals should not be allowed anywhere near children.

    • Goodboy

      Even if they don’t sexually molest them you can’t deny they fuck them up for life. Like what this nutjob spawned.

      • shellback

        Are they getting ready to film an episode of Hee-Haw?

        • Ken M

          O/T Sorta The kid in back is wearing a tee for Website is run by Bob Enyart, a twice convicted child molester and current Radio talk show host. Bit of icing, He’s from the Baker’s state of CO.

      • Andymac3

        Oops, I looked at the page, and got some ‘new info’ on JonBenet Ramsey murder and new testament support for capital punishment. Nothing to see here but conspiracy theorist nut jobs

      • don

        Cast of ‘Deliverance’, reunion?

  • Ranger One

    “Christianity” has been the choice for scoundrels for some time now. Their gospel is about boners and hate.

  • ohbear1957

    If he was Catholic priest, he’d be far, far away in a parish halfway across the country. .

    • Ander

      Yea, but all the evangelical have to do when caught with their pants down is say, “I have listened to god, and he has forgiven me.” Then it’s all good.

  • Outlaw Woman

    Because of course …
    The only difference between Garry Evans and Franklin Graham, Tony Perkins, Jerry Falwell jr., and the rest of the religious right is that Franklin haven’t been caught yet.

    • Heaventree

      A guy I knew in Denver worked for a law firm as the bag-man carrying payoff/hush money to the families of kids rogered over the years by James Dobson, no shit

      • Outlaw Woman

        I believe it … I knew an older guy who was one of the music directors on Jim Bakker’s old 700 Club (back in the Tammy Faye days).

        The way he tells it, there were quick action hook-ups (both straight and gay) daily.

  • Tom Furgas

    Shocking. Not.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Tatonka

    Gross. I bet his church office glows like the Milky Way under a black light.

  • Treant

    Luring. With. Candy. The Evangelicals aren’t even creative enough to find a puppy.

    • DumbHairyApe

      I see you found a picture of their church bus.

      • Treant

        I did! You can’t see it, but the bumper sticker reads, “Enter a girl, leave a woman.”

        • Ewell Knévanneaux

          Could be Bruce Jenner’s epitaph too.

          • Todd20036

            Jenner is still a girl. He will never grow up, merely old.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Garry Evans, the LAZIEST child molester ever.

      “How lazy was he?”

      He was SO lazy…

    • Ken M

      I remember running out for the Ice Cream truck as a kid. That was decades ago of course, and there were many of us.

      • Silver Badger

        So many choices.

    • Uncle Mark

      I’m no fool. I wanna see the candy, first !!

      • Bluto

        Depends if the driver is hot or not. I’m easy.

  • Ken M

    Indiana? Isn’t that the land of Mr Morals, Mike Pence?

    • djcoastermark

      Cut of the same cloth.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      It used to be sacred.

  • Goodboy
  • Lumpy Gaga

    The church bills itself as “KJV, independent, fundamental.”

    What, no stock photo-filled brochure?

    • Ken M

      KJV The “Easy Read Bible.”

  • Halou

    Let me guess… God has already forgiven his so the court should too?

    • gaycuckhubby

      Thank goodness that the courts don’t agree!

  • Ander

    After “Evangelical Pastor” in the headline, everything else is just redundant. Of Course he’s a monster.

  • kelven

    This “good christian” is almost 70 years older than the child he molested. SEVENTY FUCKING YEARS OLDER. Hope he spends the rest of his miserable life behind bars. Why the HELL is he even out on bond? Oh, I forgot, Straight White Christian Male Privilege.

    • djcoastermark

      Well you do know that he asked his gawd for forgiveness. That’s what he claimed at the bail hearing in such a good christian county in Indiana.

  • Alpha 50327

    Next up: Todd Starnes.

  • Ninja0980

    We all now letting same sex couple get married is why this sick fuck did it.

    • don

      Because this never happened prior to SSM…/s

  • gaycuckhubby

    Ugghhh… I hate this!
    I can’t imagine how scared they were. Kudos for these young girls to have the courage to tell someone. And thank god the parents went to the police.

  • greenmanTN

    Parents should tell their children that if they are ever lost and a preacher offers them a ride and this van–qVb_qfm1–/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/18r6nn5iv3gb8jpg.jpg is there too, choose the van!

  • shellback

    Pastor … check
    Evangelical … check
    Baptist … check
    Pedophile … check
    Child molesting … check
    Sexual battery … check
    Child solicitation … check
    Tony Perkins … crickets
    Doody Dump … crickets

    Feel free to add to the list.

    • Ken M

      You forgot white and heterosexual. A woman has also come forward with claims that the same man abused her 30 years ago. This could become quite an investigation.

    • licuado de platano

      White haired Hoosier.

  • JT

    His initial hearing was Thursday afternoon and he is out on bond. His next court date is scheduled for November 28.

    I wonder what candy man will be doing for Halloween.

  • Adam King

    Those little sluts, corrupting a virtuous man of God like that!

  • greenmanTN

    I’m assuming in this instance KJV means Kiddie Junk Violator.

  • another_steve

    Part of the allure of institutional religion, for its movers and shakers, is the “legitimacy” it confers on its leaders.

    With some notable and significant exceptions… institutional religion = the most successful scam ever devised by humankind.

    • MikeBx2


  • JWC

    Chalk another one up for the Evil van gelicals

  • JustDucky
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    DISGUSTING christian lifestyle leads to this

  • edrex

    lured with candy? he’s not even an imaginative molester. i assume he had a puppy for back up.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Was he molesterilized on teh INTERNET?

  • Ken M
    • William

      Ain’t he the purdy one?

  • bkmn
  • Dan M

    At 72 he won’t be doing hard time.

    • Silver Badger

      For very long.

    • Talisman

      The GOP is doing everything they can to help with that….free Viagra for every man!!!!!!!!

    • Brian Burleson

      At 72 any time will be hard time. Additionally, other inmates tend not to treat molesters very well. To that I say GOOD.

  • katkelly57

    Yo Preacher!
    You know that fire and brimstone you tell your congregation about?
    Hope to hell it rains down on you hard, in the form of a very long jail sentence.

  • Ninja0980

    Anyone who molests or rapes a three year old should be thrown in prison and not let out until they die.

  • Ben in Oakland

    But he’s a Christian.

  • Max_1
  • Andrea_Rae

    Well stupid parents, keep sending your children to church….fucking morons.

  • Macbill

    Don’t worry, everybody. Jesus forgave him. Nothing to see here. Go about your business.

  • KJV, independent, fundamental

    Any bets on his politics?

    • Max_1

      Blood and soil…
      … Isn’t that wut jeebus told us?

  • Max_1
  • Talisman

    Fundamentalists gonna perv….and the younger the better, as Phil Robertson said.

  • another_steve
    • gaycuckhubby

      The more important question is what works with Jared? He looks like a black licorice kind of guy

      • another_steve

        As a Jew (albeit a non-religious one), I know how to lure Jared. Jews are a relatively small segment of humankind. Odds are he and I are distantly related.

        We will say the appropriate blessings together, and then I will sodomize him.

        • HAAAAAAA

          We will say the appropriate blessings together, and then I will sodomize him.
          Just like that….

        • CB

          And give him some halvah as he’s leaving?

        • RoFaWh


          Or without?

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Who can’t?

  • netxtown

    nasty ol coot.
    hope he rots in jail

  • MikeBx2

    It should be criminal to turn your kids over to others unsupervised simply because it’s in a church or the person is called “pastor”.

    • bambinoitaliano

      They think Jesus would baby sit their kids.

      • shellback

        If they believe that, they shouldn’t be allowed to have children.

        • bambinoitaliano

          They believe in a flaming talking bush, They believe in talking snake, they believe someone fit an entire living species in a boat for 40 nights and 40 days. They believe Jesus appear on their toast and potato chips. What’s not to believe Jesus offer babysitting service?

  • Cuberly Deux

    Gee, if only Jebus had stepped in and stopped this from happening.

    • don

      Seems to me it was ‘God’s will’….

  • anne marie in philly

    ANOTHER “family values” GOPrick! and yet those types keep screaming about “teh gays”! HYPOCRITES!

  • BobSF_94117

    The second-most disturbing thing about this thread is the wide variety of free-candy vans.

  • blackstar
    • don

      That the election is even close, when you consider the vat of shit-crazy Moore is…but gotta take what we can get. Maybe tRump gutting Obamacare is hitting home

  • Steverino

    Evangelicals = evilgenitals.

  • Frostbite

    Why look, another religious child molester, and another day ending in Y.

  • Dunkerblinker

    hmmm what kind of candy?

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    Damn, that mugshot.

    “And I would have got away with it if it wasn’t for those meddling toddlers!”

  • ceeenbee

    Old but, bears repeating. If you want to protect your children in bathrooms, heed the signage.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    He sounds like the perfect candidate for a job with Family Research Council.
    Tony Perkins must be drooling over his resume.

  • zhera

    Ugh, I can’t handle another of these stories. 3 years old!

  • kareemachan

    But jeebus will forgive him and everything will be hunky-dory with his congregation, right?

  • M Jackson

    Was it today or yesterday that Tony Perkins told one of his hate groups that homosexuality intrinsically leads to pedophilia?

    • The_Wretched

      It’s all projection. They need to scapegoat someone else for theirstuff.

    • CB

      Silly boy, it was EVERY day!

  • Orly

    Nothing says “Fundi-mental” like child molesting.

  • BearEyes

    ‘but he’s such a good christian…’

    I’ve heard that too many times. I still don’t believe it.

    • djcoastermark

      I think when someone says “such a good christian” the warning flags, sirens, and flares should come out ablazing.

    • RoFaWh

      Suggested response: “Oh, you mean he always wears a condom when he buggers the babies?”

      Edit: This isn’t the greatest contribution to JMG but it may spur others to come up with more succinct, more barbed equivalents.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    He’s literally the definition of a child molester, right down to the candy….but we’re the bad guys for having consensual adult relationships. smh

  • M Jackson

    These fundamentalists need to have several serious forums at the next CPAC and VVSummit addressing christianity and the rampant sexual predators that pervade their churches.

  • Clive Johnson

    Today’s installment of Christianity in the News.

    And for some recent backlog:

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Youth pastors”. Never trusted ’em.

      Cheers to you for the nicely tuned google search

      • Clive Johnson

        Actually, every time I’ve done this the only search terms I use are ‘youth pastor’, and usually there’s an uninterrupted list of sex crimes.

        • Helen Damnation™

          The last analysis I read was, last year, there are seventy reports of sexual assaults on church campuses every week.

          • Clive Johnson


    • Helen Damnation™

      I’m wondering what your search criteria was/is for this. Thanks.

  • carrolmcc

    Yep … praise the Lord …

  • margaretpoa

    CLEARLY heterosexual men are a danger to little girls. I propose a law that would prevent heterosexual men from having any contact with little girls. Henceforth a heterosexual man cannot be employed or live within 1,000 feet of any schools attended by little girls and they shall register with their state as a potential sex offender. Furthermore, they shall be required to receive reparative therapy and pray the (not)gay away. Also they are ineligible for military service, voting rights, any expectation of equal treatment under the law and shall forthwith be deprived of their birthdays.

    Or is that too cruel? Certainly they would never advocate those things for LGBTQ Americans, right?


    • Patricia Williams

      Obviously just making sure the little 3 year old hussies keep their shoulders covered and skirts below their fingertips is not enough to stifle their brazeness; I think burqas are in order. Can’t be leading these men into sin ya know.

  • pj

    i grew up in indiana and ive never heard of fucking rushville. indiana is full of messed up ministers like this. see pence.

    • don

      Who can’t be alone in the same room with a woman. And he’ll be entrusted with the nuke codes should anything happen to tRump.

      Elections matter…!

  • Tempus Fuggit

    vans 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

    …in Jeeziz’ name aymen.

    • Tor

      At first I was aghast at where the child’s parent might be…. but then realized the three-year-old was probably at Sunday School or Bible School, or whatever, (yes, they start that young) and the parent thought she was in good hands.

      • don

        I believe the Church of England freely admitted the necessity of ‘getting them in young’. How else to convince rational humans to buy into the BS?

        • Tor

          I’m 61 years old. Started Sunday School at age 3. But I got away 20 years later. Fortunately it doesn’t always stick.

          • Bj Lincoln

            58 and got started young. We also spent all summer in ‘vacation bible school’. It’s one way to get rid of 4 kids for the day. We made it to 3 or 4 different ones. All some form of christian based lasting 2 weeks each. I hated it because I was in charge of my 3 younger brothers all day. The bus was the worst part. Thank goodness it didn’t stick with me either.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • don

      I think that’s the best Free Candy van…:) The water-based green paint on the roof, lack of windows and hubcaps…perfect!

  • David Lightfoot

    New meaning to the banality of evil. It’s always these mutherfuckers. Always. I bet his given his share of sanctimonious sermons demonizing us.

  • Benji

    Makes you wonder what his sermons were all about huh?

  • Friday’s_cat

    It’s what Evangelicals do.

  • gothambear

    That’s PENCE country!

    • boatboy_srq

      You sound surprised.

  • Ronald Reagan is Dead!
  • boatboy_srq

    a three-year-old girl reported an encounter with Evans to the police

    Must be due to his flagrant homosexualism.


    I would ask if there’s any child too young for these wankers, but I’m afraid the answer is that one of their reasons to oppose abortion is that they get turned on by the foeti.

  • boatboy_srq
  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    He’s probably had dozens of victims maybe even hundreds. How many people knew (I don’t mean the victims, I mean cops/church leaders/etc.) but didn’t say jackshit?

  • andrew

    I wonder if this bible thumping “pastor” ever preached about Matthew 18:6? “If anyone causes one of these little ones to stumble. it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Fundamentalism is the best way to get the “chicks”!

  • JCF

    FYI, “KJV” means they use the King James Version of the Bible (and probably regard ALL more recent—more accurate—translations as heresy).

    • Friday

      Or older ones, either.

    • Ernest Endevor

      That he was gay only makes it better.

  • Stubenville

    It’s sad that I’m not the least bit surprised by this. Those poor children.

  • Friday

    Seriously, if this were a Pagan world he would have had the crap beaten out of him the first time and if he were conclusively-caught, be buried shallowly and stuck through with a spear. Monotheists keep blaming everyone but who does this shit to people, and it’s become blatantly obscene with who they made ‘President.’

  • Jamie Wilson

    I miss the “Pastor Watch” feature that used to be on this site. Anyway, in the spirit of “Pastor Watch” here’s another story from this week about a Baptist minister who repossessed the gravestone of a deceased 5-year old boy – actually ripped it out of the ground – because the family allegedly owed a few hundred dollars after having made payment of something like $2500. The family denies owing anything. Instead of suing for the difference or writing it off like a normal person, he decided to desecrate the grave because having possession of the gravestone would “give me leverage.” He got shamed on social media and is now apologizing and backtracking:

  • FAEN


    Why so silent?

  • Gianni

    I’m sure that his congregation will forgive him. Afterall, “we all fall short of the glory of God.” If he’s smart and has learned anything from other more famous dirtbag clergy, he’ll be sure to cry like a baby when he begs their forgiveness. This just is another example of how a dick and balls can overwhelm and overcome all that religious brainwashing about being saved and God working through you.

  • don

    Priests fucking kids? In other news, the sky is blue today… and the fucker gets a tax break from US.

  • don

    Help me, Jeebus!

  • Robert

    Mike Pence’s Best Friend

  • Mike Knife

    He must be a member of the Catholic pedophile cult.

  • Raymond Clifford

    I’ve heard of Roadside BAPTISTS but RoadsideRapists??

  • Hillary Allen (aka Canuck)

    gee. what. a. surprise.