Illinois pastor Antwon M. Funches Sr. of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Freeport accused of sexually violating church member but remains in pulpit

FREEPORT (WREX) — A Freeport Pastor, Antwon M. Funches Sr., is charged with battery against a church member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, the church he leads.

The church member he allegedly committed battery against also filed an order of protection against him.

In that order of protection, obtained by 13 WREX, that person alleges that Funches “sexually violated” them while coming to that person’s home to fix a refrigerator.

“He was my pastor that I trusted dearly,” the order of protection states. “I didn’t deserve to be violated.”

The crime allegedly happened on June 18. Funches was arrested on July 8, according to Freeport Police.

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Source: WREX