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South Carolina Youth Pastor Accused of Filming Girls During Church Shower in 'Incident of Moral Misconduct'

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Source: Greenville County Sheriff's Office; Unsplash

Jun. 7 2023, Published 5:03 p.m. ET

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A youth pastor in South Carolina accused of recording a woman while she showered, now faces new charges after allegedly filming girls in the shower at church, officials said.

According to WCSC, deputies from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation on May 30 after receiving information from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office.

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According to the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel Kellan Mayfield, a 35-year-old youth pastor, admitted to videotaping a woman while she was in the shower on May 27.

Court records state the woman told police she was showering at her mother’s house when she noticed a light outside the bathroom window. She took a closer look and saw Mayfield standing in the backyard alone.

Police then spoke with Mayfield, who admitted to filming the woman, officials said. He was charged with voyeurism.

Deputies in Greenville County continued to investigate Mayfield and discovered he allegedly filmed multiple girls in the bathroom of Gowensville Baptist Church in Landrum, where he was employed. Officials said they have identified six victims as young as 14 years old.

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Mayfield reportedly set up and recorded video inside the restroom on at least three occasions, dating back to July 2022, according to authorities.

Officials believe Mayfield acted along and do not believe anyone from the church knew about what he was doing.

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The church confirmed Mayfield was employed as a student pastor, but he was fired on the day of his arrest, officials said.

Mayfield was taken into custody on June 1 in Boiling Springs, authorities said. He was charged with five counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of voyeurism and denied bond during the hearing.

The investigation is ongoing and officials believe more charges may be coming.


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