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Sex Offender Accused of Victimizing Church Members

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON Tenn.- A Jackson man is accused of snapping pictures under women's clothing during a church function at Cornerstone Pentecostal Church.

According to officials, Richard Rushton was arrested October 4, accused of using a hidden camera attached to his shoe to snap the photos.

"I saw him trying to touch little kids. I observed him with a camera on his shoe filming my granddaughter and that hurt me. I just don't understand, I thought he was a nice guy." said Debbie Taylor, family member of a juvenile victim.

Rushton was also accused of using a video camera to shoot video under skirts at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. He was arrested in 2010, but the case never went to trial.

Rushton is in jail on $100,000 bond. He is set to appear in court October 23.


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