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Former Livingston minister pleads guilty to voyeurism

Nathan Kesler mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Nathan Kesler mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - A former Livingston church music minister and manager of a Lufkin dollar store pleaded guilty Friday morning to three charges of improper photography.

Nathan Scott Kesler, 36, of Livingston, entered the plea in Judge Gerald Goodwin's courtroom without a deal, meaning he is at the judge's mercy on a sentence.

Kesler's sentencing will be determined at a later date.

He faces up to two years in state jail on each count.

Lufkin Police arrested Kesler in November 2010 following an investigation at Dollar King, located at 501 S. Timberland Drive, in connection to a complaint that he had been using a cell phone in a female restroom to record activity.

The woman said she had used the restroom and noticed the phone on a shelf positioned in such a way that it would record her with the built-in camera. The woman said she left the restroom and was approached by another female employee who said she saw the phone in the restroom.

The woman told police she then saw Kesler, who was a manager at the store, go into the restroom and lock the door, then leave the restroom. The woman then went back into the restroom and saw that the phone had been repositioned.

Police detectives obtained a search warrant which authorized them to search the content of the phone.

After an interview with Kesler, detectives used search warrants to search Kesler's e-mail accounts and found multiple images from the restroom. The images show two female employees and a child in the restroom, and Kesler placing the phone in the restroom, according to the report.

Kesler was listed as a music minister at a church in Livingston. His name has since been removed from that church's website.

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