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Judge grants probation for Lufkin bathroom voyeur

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An Angelina County judge granted probation for a Livingston man who took photos of women in a bathroom.

Judge Gerald Goodwin announced his decision a week after a shock probation hearing for Nathan Scott Kesler.

Kesler's attorney, Ryan Deaton, called it a very strict probation, which allows Kesler to live in Livingston but mandates him having to report to Angelina County probation once a week.

Shock probation is a method judges use to rehabilitate convicted felons by putting them in jail then "shocking" them out in hopes they learned their lesson.

Kesler pleaded guilty to the crime in October, in connection to a November 2010 investigation at Dollar King, located at 501 S. Timberland Drive, dealing with 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 also worked as a music minister at a Livingston church.

Kelser was sentenced to two years in state jail in December. That sentence is now probated for five years.

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