Boy Scout Leader Arrested on Sexual Charges

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The Blue Grass Council, Boy Scouts of America was notified that David Allen was arrested in a police sting regarding possession of child pornography.

David Allen attended Aldersgate United Methodist Church, a Charter Partner for Troop 59.

David Allen was one of 14 adult leaders for the troop.

He was arrested on June 18th for possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, and for four counts of sexual abuse.

The church has removed him as a volunteer and the Blue Grass Council revoked his membership in the Boy Scouts of America.

The Boy Scouts of America tell WKYT that there are no allegations of any misconduct or illegal activity regarding youth in the Scouting program.

They also say, the troops receive "Youth Protection Training", where youth are taught what is appropriate and to report incidences that make them feel uncomfortable.

They say David Allen was never left alone with children in the Boy Scouts, and they require that adults never be left alone with youth in a one-on-one situation.

At the time they screened David Allen, he had no prior criminal record.

He is now behind bars at the Lexington Detention Center.

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