Youth Pastor Filmed Minors And Women Showering

A youth pastor in upstate South Carolina was charged after filming women and girls as young as 14 while they showered or used the restroom, including at church.

Ex-Pastor Filmed Women and Girls At Church

The investigation into 35-year-old Daniel Kellan Mayfield began in May of 2023 after deputies received information from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office.

Daniel Kellan Mayfield who served as youth pastor at Gowensville Baptist Church in Landrum since 2016, was arrested in Boiling Springs and charged last week with five counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of voyeurism, according to local WCSC.

In May he was charged with voyeurism in Greenwood County after authorities say he was caught filming a woman in the shower.

In the most recent warrants released, in June of 2021, a bride and her bridal party used changing rooms at Gowensville First Baptist Church to get ready for the wedding. Mayfield, who was a representative and keyholder at the church, set up cameras to video the bridal party without them knowing.

A similar situation occurred prior in April of 2019 at a wedding venue, according to arrest warrants.

Mayfield is now facing 58 charges in Greenville County and one charge in Greenwood County.

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