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dreamstime_xs_88341A woman who kissed a preacher at Pride has been charged with assault.

Joan Parker, 74, from Colfax, North Carolina confessed to kissing the man on the cheek at the LGBT Pride event.

She said his shouting and bible wielding prompted her to go over as she thought he could do with a hug.

The preacher, James Edward Belcher, 49, has said she shouldn’t have approached him.

Rory Collins, the local chief of police, claims that an unwanted touch is classed as an assault. Parker will face a court date on September 12 on the misdemeanour charge.


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