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She felt skin against her leg. The pastor had his cellphone pointed up her dress, cops say

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office charged Brian Kenyon, a former Florida Church of Christ pastor in Deltona, with video voyeurism on July 12, 2018.
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office charged Brian Kenyon, a former Florida Church of Christ pastor in Deltona, with video voyeurism on July 12, 2018. Volusia County Sheriff's Office

At first, the 41-year-old woman didn’t think anything was odd when the pastor asked her to help him put his youngest child into a car seat as they sat in his church office after a Sunday service.

But then, as she bent over to do so, she felt skin against her leg. And, when she turned around, she saw the pastor bent right behind her with his cellphone in his hand and its red light on, indicating a video recording.

That’s what she told Volusia County deputies happened to her on April 8 at the Deltona Church of Christ, WFTV ABC 9 reported.

The former pastor, Brian Kenyon Jr., is accused of taking an upskirt video up the parishioner’s dress.

On Thursday, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kenyon, 31, after a warrant had been issued.

Kenyon, who lives in Lakeland, was arrested on a charge of video voyeurism, according to a police report. He was released after posting $2,500 bail.

The victim and other members of the church confronted Kenyon and he was removed from the church before his arrest, according to deputies.

The church’s staff said in a statement that Kenyon had no unsupervised contact with children at the church, “and the church had not received any complaints about any inappropriate behavior with children,” WESH 2 reported.

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John Finley, a pastor at Bartlett Hills Baptist Church near Memphis, Tennessee, allegedly sexually abused two teenage girls when he was a youth minister at Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.

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