A 35-year-old South Carolina youth pastor was arrested and charged with voyeurism May 27 after allegedly videotaping a woman while she showered, the South Carolina Baptist Courier reported.
Daniel Kellan Mayfield, who had been employed at First Baptist Church Gowensville for about seven years, has been fired, church officials confirmed.
The church released the following statement:
“On May 27th, 2023, First Baptist, Gowensville leadership was made aware of an incident of moral misconduct perpetrated by one of our staff members. Proper authorities were notified immediately, and the employee was terminated from his role.
“Due to the nature of the investigation, FBC Gowensville refers all questions to the law enforcement authorities involved. We remain dedicated to providing a safe worship environment and will be ever vigilant in protecting all persons involved in any of our events.”
The victim told Greenwood County deputies that after seeing a light outside the bathroom window while showering at her mother’s house, she had found Mayfield in her backyard, according to WYFF News 4.
When she and her sister confronted him, Mayfield denied standing outside the window at first but eventually admitted to videoing her and gave her the phone, according to the incident report.
Mayfield, of Boiling Springs, was charged with voyeurism and taken to the Greenwood County Detention Center, where he was later released on a $10,000 bond, according to The State newspaper.