Priest avoids jail after being caught in ‘demonic’ altar threesome with dominatrices

A Catholic priest has avoided jail time after being filmed having a “demonic” threesome with dominatrices on a church altar. Travis Clark, 39, was caught in the act by a passerby peering through a window of the lit up church.

They saw Clark naked on the altar in the middle of a sex act with the corseted women, who were wearing high-heeled boots, prosecutors said.

The scene took place in front of a camera on a tripod, the witness told police.

In the aftermath, Clark lost his job at the church in Louisiana, US, with Archbishop Gregory Aymond “infuriated”.

Upon replacing the altar, Archbishop Aymond said: “His obscene behaviour was deplorable.

“His desecration of the altar in the church was demonic.”

Clark worked at Pearl River’s Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church where the act took place.

He admitted a felony obscenity charge at a courthouse in Covington, Louisiana on Monday.

Judge Ellen Creel handed the former clergyman a suspended three-year prison sentence.

He must carry out three years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 (£870).

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A lawyer representing the dominatrices, Mindy Dixon, 43, and Melissa Cheng, 25, said they had been hired for “role play” and were performing consensual acts when they were arrested on September 30, 2020.

They pleaded guilty in July to only misdemeanour counts of institutional vandalism and were given two years of probation each.

In response to Clark’s sentencing and the removal of priesthood, defence attorney Michael Kennedy said: “I believe my client is far less likely to find himself in a similar situation ever again.

“Wherever life takes Mr Clark from here, I hope it finds him well and able to put this fully behind him.”