AL pastor convicted of child rape released early from prison

A former Alabama pastor and convicted child serial rapist sentenced to fifteen years in prison has been released after serving greater than 5 and half years of his time period, in response to a report.

Mack Charles Andrews Jr., former pastor of United Pentecostal Church in Thomasville, was sentenced in 2015 to fifteen years in prison after pleading responsible to a number of counts of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse and tried rape as half of a plea deal, AL.com reported Friday.

Shay Walker, one of Andrews’ victims who mentioned she was raped and sexually tortured by her childhood preacher between the ages of 7 and 12, had deliberate on attending a scheduled November parole listening to to maintain the 61-year-old convicted rapist behind bars, however now gained’t get the prospect, the outlet reported.

“He’s going to do it again,” Walker advised AL.com. “It’s not like he touched someone one time. He’s a serial rapist.”

Walker, an actor and filmmaker in New Orleans, told the outlet in 2015 Andrews raped her on her father’s grave when she was simply 9 years outdated and vowed to assault her once more if she spoke out.

“He told me if I didn’t say anything, he would come back and put flowers on the grave,” Walker mentioned beforehand. “If I did, he said demons would come and get me from my bed.”

Walker and a few of Andrews’ different eight victims weren’t notified of his launch on May 19, in addition to District Attorney Spencer B. Walker, who will not be associated to Shay Walker, in response to the report.

Mack Charles Andrews Jr. is a former pastor at United Pentecostal Church in Thomasville, Alabama.
Mack Charles Andrews Jr. is a former pastor at United Pentecostal Church in Thomasville, Alabama.
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Andrews was sprung from custody after being credited for so-called “good time,” which means he had no disciplinary infractions in prison following his responsible plea, Spencer Walker mentioned.

“This is another good example of why we need real truth-in-sentencing reform in Alabama,” the district lawyer mentioned. “You ought to be able to tell a victim someone is going to serve X number of years and that’s not the way it is. It’s frustrating.”

Andrews was required to register as a intercourse offender for all times as half of his conviction, AL.com reported. His identify appeared in the registry as of Monday, noting his final recognized tackle in Jackson and his convictions of first-degree rape, second-degree rape, sexual abuse and sodomy. No photograph of him was included within the discover.

Walker was credited with 783 days – or greater than two years – for the time he spent within the Clarke County Jail previous to sentencing. But even with that taken into consideration, he solely served roughly half of his 15-year sentence, in response to the report.

A neighbor of Andrews’ advised Walker she discovered of his launch from different ladies who had been victimized whereas attending his south Alabama church. The lady was fearful of letting her youngsters play exterior on account of his launch, AL.com reported.

Andrews is now planning to maneuver to Texas and begin one other church, Walker mentioned — though the person’s daughter denied that declare, saying he’s required to remain in Alabama on account of his intercourse offender standing within the state.

“These years he’s been in prison, we’ve been able to heal our relationships and work through our trauma,” Andrews’ daughter, Tabitha Skipper, advised AL.com. “It took a long time to get there.”

Andrews reportedly submitted a request for his sentence to be reconsidered in January 2020, citing diabetes whereas saying he ought to have had “medical attention” earlier than being requested to signal the 2015 plea settlement.

“The stress level the defendant was under, being handcuffed and in a holding cell at such an important decision was beyond extraordinary,” Andrews wrote, AL.com reported.

Police in Thomasville on the time mentioned the fees concerned a number of minors within the late Nineteen Eighties and early Nineties. Walker mentioned he was conscious of 9 victims in 2015, AL.com reported.

Walker, who pushed again on phrases of the plea deal, mentioned Andrews referred to as her from prison months in the past and threatened to kill her.

“You don’t understand how evil he is,” Walker advised AL.com. “I called the prison and alerted his caseworker. They still let him out.”

Skipper, in the meantime, denied Walker’s declare, saying her father was in most safety on the time and would’ve referred to as kinfolk as a substitute.

A message looking for further remark from Spencer Walker was not instantly returned Monday.

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