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Lufkin bathroom voyeur going to jail for 90 days

Nathan Kesler mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Nathan Kesler mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A former Livingston music minister and manager of a dollar store in Lufkin will go to jail for 90 days to begin his punishment for videotaping women in a bathroom with his cellphone.

Nathan Scott Kesler, 36, of Livingston has until 5 p.m. Sunday to turn himself into the Angelina County Jail, where he will begin a 90-day sentence in state jail. After that Judge Gerald Goodwin will determine if Kesler should go to state jail or serve probation for the remainder of the term.

Kesler pleaded guilty to three charges of improper photography 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 cellphone 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.

During Friday's hearing, Kesler's pastor took the stand and explained how Kesler had gone before the church congregation and admitted to his wrongdoing and asked for their forgiveness. The pastor then said he did not consider Kesler to be a danger to society.

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