Police: New Mexico pastor secretly recorded stepdaughter

New Mexico

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Lovington pastor is facing charges after his estranged wife told police he secretly recorded his stepdaughter undressing in her bedroom.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports Macedonia Church of God in Christ Pastor Steve Mackey was arrested this month after his wife says she found the covertly recorded videos on an SD card at her home.

The 52-year-old Mackey told the News-Sun the allegations are false and says he doesn’t have the technical skills to do electronic eavesdropping.

Investigators say the SD card contained 565 video files and Mackey’s name was identified on metadata as the owner of software embedded in one file.

Mackey was charged with two counts of manufacturing visual medium of sexual exploitation of children, both second-degree felonies.

He was released last week on $5,000 bond.

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Information from: Hobbs News-Sun, http://www.hobbsnews.com

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