A Louisiana priest was arrested for allegedly filming himself having sex with two dominatrices on the altar at his Catholic church, a report said Thursday.
The priest, identified by Nola.com as the Rev. Travis Clark, was busted after a passerby saw the lights on later than usual on Sept. 30 and peeked inside Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Pearl River.
The unidentified witness saw the half-naked priest having sex with the two women, who were dressed in corsets and high-heeled boots. The altar was also adorned with stage lighting, several sex toys, and a cellphone mounted on a tripod that was recording the act.
The witness took video footage of the unholy trinity,
Cops arrested Clark, along with his two altar servers, 41-year-old Mindy Dixon and 23-year-old Melissa Cheng, and booked them on obscenity charges.
The women reportedly told cops they were at the church to film “roleplay” with the priest. Cops determined everything that went on that night was consensual but arrested the trio on the obscenity charges because they were in view of the public.
Nola.com added that Dixon, who is also an adult film actress, had posted on social media a day prior that she was traveling to the New Orleans area to meet up with another dominatrix to “defile a house of God.”
Police arrested all three participants on obscenity charges after the witness reportedly showed them a recording they had taken of the scene. The group could face up to three years in prison if convicted. Police said: ‘Obscene acts occurred on the altar, which is clearly visible from the street.’ Church law states when sacred places are violated they must be ‘repaired by penitential rite’ before they can be used again.
Gregory Aymond, the archbishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, reportedly visited the church to perform a ritual to restore the sanctity of the altar after the alleged incident. Clark, who was ordained in 2013, was suspended from ministry the day after he was arrested.
Clark, Dixon, and Cheng have been bonded out of jail pending the outcome of the case. The Archdiocese of New Orleans has refused to comment on Clark’s arrest, saying authorities are investigating the matter.