The three were caught by an onlooker who walked toward the church out of curiosity as the inside lights were on at an unusual time.
Mindy Dixon, 41, and Melissa Cheng, 23, are dominatrices who were allegedly engaging in sexual intercourse with Reverend Travis Clark inside the church he worked at.
Dixon, an adult film actor, and Cheng were allegedly wearing high heels and corsets as Clark handled sex toys.
Why were they arrested?
The dominatrices along with the church priest, Reverend Travis Clark, were arrested after allegedly filming themselves having sex inside the church Clark worked at on September 30.
An unidentified witness reportedly caught them as they walked toward Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church out of curiosity due to the inside lights being on at an unusual time.
The witness used a cell phone to record the unexpected sight before contacting the Pearl River police.
It was possible for the onlooker to peek inside the church through the windows and glass doors.
When police responded to the scene, they looked at the footage and arrested the trio.
“Obscene acts occurred on the altar, which is clearly visible from the street,” police said.
In addition, “stage lights were set up, and they were using a cellphone and camera, tboth mounted on a tripod” to record themselves, according to WWLTV.
Who is Reverend Travis Clark?
Reverend Travis Clark, 37, worked as a priest at Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Pearl River, Louisiana.
He was ordained in 2013 and had been working at the church since 2019.
Additionally, he had recently been named chaplain of Pope John Paul II High School.
Town council member Kat Walsh was angry that Clark chose the church to engage in the acts.
“What upsets me is, why did he have to do that there?,” she told WWLTV.
“I’m upset for all of us, the parishioners of the church. Why there?”