A for­mer Del­tona

Orlando Sentinel - - FRONT PAGE - By Jeff Weiner Staff Writer jew­einer@or­lan­dosen­tinel.com, 407-420-5171 or @Jef­fWein­erOS on Twit­ter

pas­tor faces a voyeurism charge, Vo­lu­sia County au­thor­i­ties say.

A now-for­mer pas­tor at a Del­tona church faces a voyeurism charge, ac­cused of tak­ing an up­skirt photo of a woman in his of­fice af­ter a Sun­day ser­vice, au­thor­i­ties said.

Brian “Rick” Kenyon Jr., 31, faces a felony charge of video voyeurism. He was booked into the Vo­lu­sia County Branch Jail on Thurs­day, but was re­leased that af­ter­noon on $2,500 bail, of­fi­cials said.

Ac­cord­ing to an ar­rest af­fi­davit, the 41-year-old vic­tim told Vo­lu­sia County sher­iff’s deputies the in­ci­dent hap­pened April 8 at the Del­tona Church of Christ on Prov­i­dence Boule­vard.

The woman had watched Kenyon’s chil­dren for him dur­ing the ser­vice. Af­ter­ward, she went to his of­fice to turn the kids over to him, but soon re­al­ized some­thing was wrong, the af­fi­davit said.

Kenyon seemed ner­vous and was avoid­ing eye con­tact, she said. Then, he asked her to put his youngest child in a car seat.

The woman, who was wear­ing a sun­dress, said she bent for­ward and knelt to se­cure the child in the seat, but then felt skin brush against her leg, caus­ing her to turn around and yell.

Ac­cord­ing to the af­fi­davit, she saw Kenyon kneel­ing be­hind her, bent at the waist, with his hand near the bot­tom of her dress.

When he stood, she said she no­ticed he was hold­ing his cell­phone.

The woman told her hus­band what had hap­pened, and later en­listed sev­eral mem­bers of the con­gre­ga­tion to help con­front Kenyon.

At a meet­ing, Kenyon de­nied tak­ing a pic­ture up the woman’s dress, the af­fi­davit said, claim­ing he was try­ing to take a pic­ture of his child but dropped the phone be­tween the woman’s legs.

He did ad­mit hav­ing a “pornog­ra­phy prob­lem,” the af­fi­davit said.

How­ever, at a sec­ond meet­ing April 19, Kenyon con­fessed to tak­ing an up­skirt pic­ture of the woman, the af­fi­davit said. He de­scribed it as a “dark mo­ment” that came over him, in­ves­ti­ga­tors said.

He said he had deleted the photo, the af­fi­davit states.

Church staff con­firmed to a sher­iff’s de­tec­tive that Kenyon had been “re­moved” from the church, and was never in charge of youth pro­grams or given un­su­per­vised con­tact with chidl­ren.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call the Sher­iff’s Of­fice at 386-943-8276.


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