Christian talk show host arrested

Christian talk show host arrested

Josh Kimbrell, above, host of the ‘Common Cents’ programme on Christian Talk FM in South Carolina, has been charged with a sex crime against a 3-year-old boy

According to this report he is accused of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11.

The arrest warrant alleges that Kimbrell, under the guise of a game, fondled the child and committed other sexual acts against the boy.

Greenville police said that Kimbrell was arrested on Tuesday.  He is being held without bond.

Kimbrell’s Common Cents show airs weekdays at 5 pm.

Recently, Kimbrell hosted South Carolina ultra-conservative State Representative Trey Gowdy and Representative Mick Mulvaney at an outdoor barbecue event on September 25 titled “Restoring the Rule of Law”.

Kimbrell is also chairman of the Palmetto Conservative Alliance, which today issued the following statement:

In our experience with Josh Kimbrell, we know him to be a loving, devoted father to his son.

Josh has a right to be presumed innocent. At this stage in the process, the allegations that have been made against Josh are only allegations, not proof, which must be determined by the legal system.

Josh is in the midst of a bitter custody battle with his ex-wife to maintain an on-going parenting relationship with his three year-old son. It is not uncommon that allegations such as these arise in the course of such disputes, particularly when the complainant, in this case the ex-wife, can benefit from the allegations.

It is our hope that the truth surrounding these allegations will quickly become evident for all concerned. Pending the legal outcomes of this matter, we stand together in our support of Josh.

The board has also launched a legal defence fund for the presenter.

13 responses to “Christian talk show host arrested”

  1. barriejohn says:

    Please support Josh Kimbrell’s Legal Defense Fund.

    They don’t even ask us to “pray for him”!

  2. barriejohn says:

    Innocent or guilty, he certainly airs some strange views for a Christian talk show host. Gun control comes top of the list here:

    We’re proving that on “Common Cents” we’re not just talking, we’re leading a movement to restore freedom in South Carolina!

  3. barriejohn says:

    Eugene Delgaudio, a Loudoun County, Virginia Republican supervisor who heads the group Public Advocate of the United States is warning his supporters that gay people are preparing to “terrorize daycare centers, hospitals, churches and private schools” by teaching schoolchildren “perverted sex acts” and getting married, at which point “[y]ou’ll see men hand-in-hand skipping down to adoption centers to ‘pick out’ a little boy for themselves.”

  4. Matt Westwood says:

    What’s wrong with skipping?

  5. Robster says:

    ‘Spose the good news is that any politician associated with this nasty little man will be by implication, tainted by the association. The trick is to get that news out to the voters. Three years old! Not even catholic priests are that low. That may be a bit generous.

  6. John C says:

    Despite him being a christian,and a complete idiot, he has the right to a fair trial and assuming guilt beforehand is wrong.Until he is formaly found guilty, i reserve judgement in any such case.

  7. AgentCormac says:

    I’m with John C on this one. The man is clearly deranged, but you can bet his wife is out of the same mould.

  8. Newspaniard says:

    Woah! Hold on! Cease and desist. It’s one thing to criticize a bloke for his strange beliefs but quite another for condemning him as a paedophile. He is the child’s father and in a custody battle and it is the wife saying these things. All the man has to do is give his son a bath and he can get branded. Vindictive wives make up stories and this sounds like one of the most hurtful. Be careful that you are not commenting here for the wrong reasons.

  9. barriejohn says:

    Robster seems to be the only one who has gone a bit overboard with his remarks here. I have a friend whose husband (now known to be schizophrenic) made similar accusations about her, so I’m assuming nothing. Kimbrell is an obnoxious turd, though, and Common Cents needs kicking into touch.

  10. CharlyO says:

    Innocent until proven guilty??
    Under Civil Forfeiture the rule is Guilty until Proven Innocent.
    [yes, it’s a slightly different situation but nonetheless………….]

  11. Robster says:

    Barriejohn, you are correct, innocent ’till proven guilty. He is a nasty piece of work though, his previous comments need to be considered. Sorry for any offence.

  12. barriejohn says:

    I’ve now come across this:

    Similar allegations were made in April, but there was insufficient evidence to bring charges. Maybe more facts have come to light now or maybe the allegations are malicious. Only time will tell.