Church ousts pastor after arrest

July 20, 2008 9:14:21 AM PDT
A west suburban church has voted to remove their pastor after learning he had been arrested in the fall.Reverend Andre Allen had been the pastor of Second Baptist Church in Wheaton for 23 years.

In June, church leaders learned Allen was arrested last November on battery and disorderly conduct charges. Two women say Allen groped them while pretending to be a self-defense instructor at a Schaumburg gym.

Allen pled guilty to disorderly conduct as part of a plea deal.