DALLAS — A North Texas pastor and school board president has resigned from his board position after police charged him with indecency with a child.
An arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA Thursday stated the former board president and pastor, Drew Wilborn, allegedly rubbed his penis against the victim over her clothes at a church event, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA on Thursday.
Drew Wilborn, the former president of the Prosper Independent School District board and a former pastor at Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, was arrested Wednesday in the case.
The charge stems from an alleged incident with a 16-year-old girl in April 2022, police said.
The affidavit obtained by WFAA on Thursday outlined the allegations, saying the girl was standing near a food table when "she felt someone push up against her."
"The complainant stated that she moved and saw the suspect rubbing against her," the affidavit said.
The girl "did not think much about the incident" and went to sit down, the affidavit said.
As she approached the table again, she told police that "someone brushed against her again" and that she saw the suspect.
"The complainant stated there was plenty of space to walk around her," the affidavit said. "The complainant stated the suspect rubbed his erect penis against her butt over her clothing."
When investigators asked the girl how she knew it was the suspect's penis, she replied, "nothing else feels that way," the affidavit said.
The girl said the suspect then gave her an "unwanted hug, grabbed her waist, and did not let go," according to the affidavit.
The girl then went to the restroom and sent a message to a friend about what happened. She then spoke with a youth pastor at the church, and the pastor reported the incident to the girl's mother.
The church also contacted Dallas police, and the department's child exploitation unit investigated the case.
During the investigation, more allegations against Wilborn emerged.
Detectives interviewed an Antioch Church employee, who alleged that Wilborn harassed her at work, calling her, "Baby Mama."
He also tried to kiss her and, in one instance, rub her feet, the affidavit said.
In another situation, the employee told police that Wilborn saw a tag that was showing outside of her pants. He then "pushed the tag back inside her pants with his finger touching the top of the witness's butt," the affidavit said.
The employee filed a complaint with the church's human resources department, and the board of trustees reviewed it. Wilborn remained employed at the church, the employee told police, but she was moved to someone else's supervision.
Police interviewed the chairman of the board overseeing the church, who said he had heard rumors that Wilborn had been "too friendly and touchy," according to the affidavit.
The board member said the board sustained the employee's complaint about Wilborn. In another instance, a deacon at the church reported that Wilborn sent direct messages on social media to his niece.
Antioch officials in a statement Thursday said they "learned about the allegations regarding Drew in April 2022" and that they "immediately notified the Dallas Police Department" and suspended him.
"Since that time, the decision was made to terminate Wilborn from his role with Antioch Church," the church statement said. “We condemn abuse in any form and are profoundly committed to the safety and welfare of our entire church community. In addition to policies in place to protect men, women, and children who attend Antioch Church, we require all our staff and volunteers to undergo rigorous screenings, including regular criminal record and background checks, and complete mandatory training to help maintain a safe environment."
According to his biography on the district's website, Wilborn was elected to the school board in 2021. He and his family moved to Prosper in June 2017.
In a statement to WFAA, Prosper Mayor David Bristol said: "These allegations of this type of behavior are abhorrent. We trust law enforcement officials to handle this investigation thoroughly and appropriately."
In an unrelated incident earlier this school year, a Prosper ISD bus driver was accused of sexually assaulting two young sisters over the course of a year.
Parents were outraged that they didn't find out about the event until the district was sued over it in court in late August 2022.
Days after the lawsuit was filed, Wilborn did damage control for the board as its president--announcing a third-party investigation into the handling of the incident by the district.
On Monday, days before Wilborn was arrested, he and other board members confirmed that the investigation had been completed but didn't discuss its findings publicly.
According to the board's online policies and procedures--there are no explicit steps outlining what the board can do if a member has been accused of a crime.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting is February 20th.
WFAA went to WIlborn's home earlier Thursday for a comment but did not get one.