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An East Prairie pastor goes to trial this winter on child sex charges

Dec 05, 2012 -- 3:38pm


An East Prairie pastor charged with child sex related crimes has a trial this winter in Scott County.  37-year-old Ken Allen is charged with four counts of statutory sodomy and child porn possession.  Judge Scott Horman set his jury trial for January 10th in Benton.  According to Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore, there are multiple child victims under the age of 14 who were sexually assaulted by Allen.  He was the pastor of Apostolic Truth Ministries.  His wife, 36-year-old Beth Allen, is charged with child endangerment.  She will be arraigned January 16th before Judge Terry Brown in Charleston. 

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