A former Volusia County, FL church pastor is accused of taking an upskirt picture of a member of the congregation in April and has been charged with video voyeurism on Thursday.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the 31-year-old man is facing a felony charge and was being held at the Volusia County Branch Jail before he posted a $2,500 bond Thursday afternoon.
On Sunday, April 8, 2018, a 41-year-old woman was attending services at the church, when she met with the man in his office along with his children after service.
According to officials, the man asked the woman to help put his youngest child in a car seat. She claims she felt the man touch her leg and turned around to see he was holding his cell phone and it had a red light on.
The woman and members of the church apparently confronted the pastor, who was removed from the church.
Video voyeurism is a serious crime with serious penalties. It is classified as a third-degree felony which is punishable up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Video voyeurism, often referred to as “peeping tom” or “unwanted peepery,” is considered a sexually motivated crime. It refers to photographing or filming someone for their own sexual gratification, entertainment, amusement or profit or for the purpose of degrading or abusing the victim in a place where they had a reasonable expectation of privacy.
If you were charged with video voyeurism, our Florida Voyeurism Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help with your defense. Any allegation of a sexually motivated offense requires aggressive legal representation. We will fight to achieve the best possible results on your behalf.
For a free consultation, call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.
Customer Service is the best. All employees are professional & personal. That's hard to find. Excellent work. Mary Sciglia
Send us an email using the form below.
Boca Raton Consultation Location:Whittel & Melton, LLC
3700 Airport Rd., Suite 401
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Naples Consultation Location:Whittel & Melton, LLC
2390 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102
Naples, FL 34103
Tampa/St. Petersburg Consultation Location:Whittel & Melton, LLC
200 Central Ave., Suite 400
Tampa, FL 33629
Spring Hill Consultation Location:Whittel & Melton, LLC
11020 Northcliffe Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Gainesville Consultation Location:Whittel & Melton, LLC
2441 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
Toll Free Florida Statewide:Whittel & Melton, LLC
The information on this Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys & Lawyers / Law Firm website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this or associated pages, documents, comments, answers, emails, or other communications should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information on this website is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing of this information does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.