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Mormon leader convicted of photographing undressing woman at Opry Mills Mall

Posted: 2:15 PM, Nov 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-05 16:26:51-05
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Utah man who served as a local leader for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has pleaded guilty to illegally taking photos of a woman inside a dressing room at a popular Tennessee mall.

News outlets report 55-year-old Steven Murdock was convicted of unlawful photography Monday and sentenced to a year of supervised probation. A judge also ordered him to undergo counseling and to forfeit his cell phone.

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Murdock was ordered to stay away from Opry Mills Mall.

A Nashville Metro police affidavit from August states a woman accused Murdock of leading her into a changing room at the Opry Mills shopping mall where she undressed and noticed a phone pointing into her stall. She says she confronted Murdock as he was deleting photos of her.

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A church spokesman previously said Murdock was removed from his volunteer position as a high councilor for Salt Lake City congregations.