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Former pastor accused of sodomy, rape, sexual torture does not accept settlement

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THOMASVILLE, Ala. (WALA) -

FOX10 News was in the courtroom when Clarke County Judge Robert Montgomery ordered a gag order on the case of a former Thomasville Pastor accused of rape, sodomy and sexual torture.

An attorney spoke for 55-year-old Mack Andrews in the courtroom. He was in court for a settlement docket, but he did not enter into a plea settlement.

His attorney requested a gag order on all involved in the case including alleged victims. She also requested the order cover social media such as Facebook. She cited news media outlet coverage including that of FOX10 News as a reason for the gag order after sensitive details were reported Monday and Tuesday morning.

After the judge issued a gag order, family of Andrews in the courtroom applauded before his lawyer quickly advised them not to.

Andrews was arrested in 2013 on rape 1st, rape 2nd, sodomy 1st, sodomy 2nd and sexual torture. According to indictment documents FOX10 News obtained from public records, Andrews allegedly sexually abused a young girl with a flashlight, drumstick, pens and a letter opener.

Andrews was a pastor at United Pentecostal Church.

He could still plea before his trial in November. The trial is set for the week of Nov. 16.

FOX10 News Reporter Rebekah Hoeger is in Clarke County gathering details on this story. She will have a full report on FOX10 News at 5 p.m.

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