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East Prairie pastor pleads not guilty to statutory sodomy charge

Kenneth N. Allen (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Dept.) Kenneth N. Allen (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Dept.)
EAST PRAIRIE, MO (KFVS) -

An East Prairie pastor pleaded not guilty to a statutory sodomy charge Tuesday.

Kenneth Neal Allen, 36, had a preliminary hearing for a statutory sodomy charge.  He waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty.

Allen's case was moved to Scott County on a change of venue requested by the defense.

Kenneth Allen's wife Beth Lynnette Allen, 36, was charged with the endangering welfare of a child-1st Degree.

Allen was originally charged with three counts of first degree statutory sodomy and possession of child pornography. The fourth statutory sodomy charge was later added.

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