Kent ‘Dr. Dino’ Hovind Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Domestic Assault

Months after Kent Hovind’s ex-girlfriend took an order of protection against the disgraced creationist, claiming that he physically abused her by ‘body-slamming her’ and has engaged in a pattern of psychological torture and gaslighting, making her fear for her life, he has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for domestic violence, according to Robert Baty, a perennial critic of Hovind.

Hovind, also known as Dr. Dino, has a creation ministry of sorts that is run through his Alabama-based Dinosaur Adventure Land; a somewhat decrepit touristy destination where people can camp and explore the trails on ATVs and visit his creation exhibits. Routinely expressing and advocating for sovereign citizen conspiracies, he famously spent almost a decade in prison after being convicted of nearly 50 federal counts of tax fraud, at the time claiming that he didn’t owe anyone taxes (especially not Caesar) because everything he owned belonged to God.

At the time he was arrested an charged with domestic violence in the third degree, an act which was not publicized or made public. Hovind sought to beat the rap without any fanfare or impact on his ministry, hoping to be found innocent so he could keep everything on the downlow.

Welp. There goes that.

He was found guilty of domestic assault and was sentenced to one year in prison, but will only be made to serve 30 days of that. Along with the month in prison, he was fined several thousands dollars in fines and court costs, as well as to pay for his ex-girlfriends medical bills.

Hovind does not have to go to jail immediately, but has three weeks to turn himself in.


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11 thoughts on “Kent ‘Dr. Dino’ Hovind Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail for Domestic Assault

  1. More gossip. Stop doing that (with Ravi Zacharias as well). Taxation IS theft and we don’t know what actually happened behind closed doors. It’s not like he’s a pastor or a president. Mind your business or don’t patronize his. Problem solved.

    1. Then shouldn’t you take your own advice “and mind your own business”?
      Seems like you’re a bit of a hypocrite, just saying.

    2. If taxation is theft, don’t use any roads, police services, publicly funded medical services, fire protection services, or public schools. Do not live in an area serviced by municipal government. Never use tax funded state services.

  2. More gossip. Stop doing that (with Ravi Zacharias as well). Taxation IS theft and we don’t know what actually happened behind closed doors. It’s not like he’s a pastor or a president. Mind your business or don’t patronize his. Problem solved.

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  4. I’m a traditional Roman Catholic Italian American from D.C. My trust is Jesus Christ, my faith in God, my love of neighbor, my love of God are mostly because of Kent Hovind.

  5. This “ministry” should be ashamed. protestia could just be issuing just the facts of the case with mr. Hovind. Instead you’ve decided to run a smear campaign of your own using phrases like “disgraced creationist” and “he owed no taxes beceause….everything he has belongs to God”. Instead of distilling the article to the facts you take the opportunity to deride him through additional and editorialized comments. You also make it a point to quote not people directly involved in the case but just his Critics. I’m not trying to defend him but your way of using jargon and hyperbole to paint a specific negative picture is no better than every other athiest out there trying to use this a a reason to hate all Christians…Way to go protestia. You did it..I learned of this through a bunch of Athiest troll websites who are using you as the proverbial “whistleblower” being the “one christian site” that finally exposes christianity for what it is… a sham run by hypocrites. That is how you are now being used…to smear the rest of christianity. Good Job idiots!

  6. Ravi Zacharias is with God …he was a true spiritual Gangster. He knew what time it was, with no wristwatch, either.
    Let me say this . This is from a nobody. Unless you are someone who wants to be saved , or someone that is standing or loyally helping him with his duties as a Christian, kindly keep the mans name out your mouth. He needs no people who cant understand his mission for the better of humanity (and your well being ,as well) over there standing on his chest . He has a lot of people who need him which obviously are oblivious to the causes , your points are understood but you would sure be an asset for the side he is on ! Shall I continue? OK . To all those geniuses that now know, they now know better.

    Yours, in Christ ,
    Nick Lamonte Supporter of Christians and Brother Hovind

  7. Nice reporting, a little truth laced with a lie. Hovind has never advocated for the sovereign citizen insanity. There are also a number of ad hominems which should not be used to report anything, such as why he kept the assault charge quiet. You know nothing of his thoughts or motivation so the snide comments like him wanting to keep it on the down low would never be used by an honest writer. Sadly you are not an honest writer, you’re no different than the liars that attacked him 2006.

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