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Child Pornography Allegations Against East Texas Minister

An East Texas Baptist minister appeared in federal court this afternoon after a complaint was filed alleging he was in possession of child pornography.

A Jacksonville pastor is in federal custody and is on his way to the Smith county jail.

Through our research, we found out 23 year old Josh Allen leads the Tyler Street Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Allen was brought in to federal court at 3:30 p.m., after he was arrested by Jacksonville police at 1:30 this afternoon.

But Allen has not been charged at this time.

There's very little information being released right now because the information is "sealed" until a hearing that's set to take place on Thursday.

During the hearing, Judge John Love said that a complaint placed against Allen accused him of possession, receipt and distribution of child pornography.

Oralia Ortega, reporting,


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