East Prairie, MO – Last week, 36-year old Kenneth Neal Allen, pastor of the majestic Grace Apostolic Church in East Prairie (click here for pic), was arrested on three charges of first-degree statutory sodomy and possession of child pornography.
Authorities believe he had inappropriate contact with the male children in question during overnight sleepovers occurring at his home.* More charges against him are expected to be forthcoming.* Mr. Allen has told police that he was a victim of sexual abuse as a child.* I’ll allow you to judge the relevance of that claim.
In the meantime, his 36-year-old wife , Beth Lynnette Allen, is now facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child since authorities believe that she knew about Mr. Allen’s alleged extracurricular diddling and failed to report it.* Ms. Allen works as a state paid child care provider, and I’m assuming that that’s why she had kids sleeping over on a regular basis.
According to court documents, Ms. Allen admits to knowing that her husband would enter the bathroom, sometimes several times, while the boys, all under 13, were bathing, and that he would also sleep with them in the home.* Parents of the victims describe the Allens as the “neighborhood babysitters” who would care for their children while they worked, and that they trusted Kenneth Allen since he was a pastor at a local church.…
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