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Rushville pastor faces new child molestation charge

RUSHVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — A Rushville pastor last month arrested and charged with child molestation on Friday faced additional criminal charges.

Rush County Prosecutor Phil Caviness said he filed a motion Friday to amend the charging information. He filed two more charges — child molestation and child solicitation — after another victim who is 6 years old came forward.

The pastor, Garry Evans, 72, now faces a total of 14 charges, the prosecutor said. One alleged victim was a 3-year-old. He had previously been accused of molesting three girls ages 3 to 7.

On Friday morning, a Rush County judge also ordered the pastor to be put on a GPS device to keep track of his whereabouts, the prosecutor said.

The investigation began Sept. 4. Rushville police say the 3-year-old victim told her mom that Evans touched her inappropriately at the Rushville Baptist Temple Church on Spencer Street. Since then more victims have come forward.