SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ A pastor accused of raping two women in a trailer behind his Ladson church now faces additional counts of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct.
Pastor Dale Richardson of Summerville is scheduled to appear at a bond hearing late Thursday.
Warrants charging him with two additional accounts of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct will be served, said Dorchester County Sheriff's Maj. John Garrison. Details are expected to be released at that time.
Richardson is already in jail charged with the sexual assaults of two women and another kidnapping in which there was no assault.
In two of the incidents, authorities allege the 46-year-old preacher gave the victims a ride and when they tried to get out of his vehicle, drew a gun, bound them and covered their heads.
He is alleged to have taken them to a trailer behind the Free Will Baptist Church in a rural area between Ladson and Summerville.
Authorities allege Richardson then drove the women, both described as prostitutes, to a wooded area where he told them not to look back or he would shoot them.
Richardson was arrested last month after one victim reported her attack. Since then, authorities say victims identified him in connection with the four other cases.
Richardson's public defender says it's too early to comment on the case but may have a statement later.