Saturday, July 12, 2008

Ex-pastor pleads to 9 counts of voyeurism

Matthew C. Porter is headed to prison.

A former youth pastor accused of secretly taping Bible study students changing clothes in his Ellenton home has pleaded no contest to nine counts of voyeurism.

He faces up to nine years in prison if sentenced consecutively on the charges, Assistant State Attorney Erica Arend said Friday. The maximum sentence for misdemeanor voyeurism is one year in jail.

Porter resigned from Bethel Baptist Church after admitting he secretly videotaped his students ages 12-16, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Source: Ex-pastor pleads to 9 counts of voyeurism

Just the thought of a creepy pastor with a video camera makes my skin crawl. He taped 12 to 16 year old girls. What a freak.

I am not sure if his crime will label him a sex offender. It is a shame. He should be classified as a sex offender. After all, the Baptists will not police themselves, so we need some way to track them.

I have a special request. If anyone has a photograph of Matthew Porter, can you send it to me please? I want to put a face with the name and his crimes.

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Anonymous said...

Mojoey said...

Saw it - thanks.