A Georgia pastor who tweeted support for the June 12th Orlando shootings was arrested Friday morning on charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation.

According to Jacksonville, Georgia ABC affiliate WJAX, Ken Adkins, 56, turned himself into Georgia police.

The charges stem from allegations made by a male former member of Adkins' congregation. Adkins' church, the Greater Dimensions Christian Fellowship, has locations in Brunswick, Jacksonville and Atlanta.

Adkins' wife, Charlotte Stormy Adkins, defended her husband.

“We are disappointed with what appears to be a rush to judgment by law enforcement authorities in this case,” she said in a statement. “We are confident that Kenneth Adkins will be found innocent of all charges.”

Charlotte Adkins called the young man “deeply troubled.”

Ken Adkins vocally opposed expansion of Jacksonville's Human Rights Ordinance (HRO) to include sexual orientation and gender identity. During the debate, he tweeted an image of Jacksonville City Councilman Tommy Hazouri, who was leading the effort, with the message, “I Love Homosexuals. Because I Love Watching. I Am Freaky.”

When asked about the tweet, Adkins told WJAX: “I think as a pastor – homosexuality, that's vulgar and that's pornographic, and the whole thought of it.”

After a gunman killed 49 people and wounded dozens more in an Orlando gay nightclub, Adkins tweeted: “been through so much with these Jacksonville Homosexuals that I don't see none of them as victims. I see them as getting what they deserve!!”

Adkins is expected to appear in court on Monday.