I mentioned last month that Creationist Kent Hovind had been accused of body-slamming his ex-girlfriend (and “spiritual”-only third wife). We knew that because Cindi Lincoln had filed for an order of protection against Hovind in an Alabama county court in which she laid out the details of what happened. It didn’t help that Hovind recorded the incident, presumably thinking it would make him look good. (It did not. That recording is extremely disturbing to hear.)
Around that time, we also learned that Hovind had been arrested on charges of domestic violence in the third degree. The affidavit, dated July 19, said Hovind injured Lincoln by “throwing her to the ground.”
Hovind paid a $1,000 bond and was back at Dinosaur Adventure Land to record new livestreams. Without telling his audience about his own situation, he urged viewers to remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
Funny thing about that: The line only works until you’re proven guilty.
On Tuesday, a judge ruled that Hovind is guilty.
Here’s the bottom line:
- Hovind was sentenced to one year in jail… but the judge will let him serve 30 days (in a county jail, beginning on October 18 at the latest) while being placed on a one-year “unsupervised probation.”
- Hovind must also pay a $500 fine, court costs, a $100 bail bond fee, and $2,124.72 to cover Lincoln’s medical expenses.
- Hovind is forbidden from having any contact with Lincoln or coming within 500 feet of her.
- Hovind must surrender all his firearms to the Conecuh County Sheriff’s Office.
I repeat: Kent Hovind is going to jail for physically assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
It’s not his first time behind bars and it’s not even close to the first time he’s been in trouble with the law.
Interestingly enough, during Hovind’s livestream on Wednesday night, he didn’t mention anything about his predicament to his viewers.
Why does all this matter? As I’ve said before, Hovind has clout among Creationists and spends part of each day dissecting Bible verses on his YouTube channel while trying to brainwash people at his Dinosaur Adventure Land. He wants you to think that Christianity and purity and goodness and scientific integrity are all linked together. Yet he’s also a domestic abuser who will serve jail time for his crimes and that should be brought up whenever his name pops up.
(Screenshot via YouTube. Large portions of this article were published earlier)