Former pastor accused of rape released on bond

Dale Richardson
Dale Richardson

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A former pastor accused of kidnapping four women and raping three of them has been released on bond, according to the Victim Notification Network (VINE).

Dale Richardson, 48, was being held on a $250,000 bond after investigators say he offered his victims rides and then kidnapped them at gunpoint before raping them.

According to VINE, he was released Friday.

Richardson has been held at the Dorchester County jail since July of 2011. He was originally held without bond until a judge set his bond at $250,000 on April 22 of this year.

Deputies say two of the sexual assaults happened on the grounds of Richardson's former church, Freedom Free Will Baptist Church.

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