DALLAS — The Prosper Independent School District's board president has been arrested on a charge of indecency with a child, the district announced.
Prosper ISD officials said in a statement that board President Drew Wilborn was arrested on Wednesday by the Dallas Police Department.
The district said it doesn't appear that Prosper ISD students were involved.
In a news release Wednesday evening, Dallas police said Wilborn, 43, was arrested by the department's child exploitation unit.
Police said the department received information on April 14, 2022, about a 16-year-old who was inappropriately touched by Wilborn, who was a pastor at Antioch Church in Dallas.
Antioch officials on 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."
An investigation led police to obtain a warrant for Wilborn's arrest.
Sources told WFAA that Wilborn was taken into custody at his home in Celina.
Anyone who may have information on this case or any other possible incident involving Wilborn is urged to call Dallas police at 214-671-4331.
"It would be natural for our community to have questions, and we will provide as much information as we can, when we are able," Prosper ISD said in a statement.
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."
Prosper ISD is already reeling this school year after a bus driver was accused of sexually assaulting two young sisters over the course of a year. Parents expressed their outrage during board meetings last year.