October 26, 2020

Archbishop orders altar burned after priest caught having ‘demonic’ threesome in church

The archbishop of New Orleans called the report of an alleged sex act between a priest and two women inside a church “demonic” and ordered the altar removed from the church and burned, he said.

The Louisiana priest, the Rev. Travis Clark, was arrested after reportedly being caught having the threesome on his church’s altar.

According to news reports, the incident occurred on Sept. 30 at Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Pearl River, where a passerby peered into a window and saw three people in a state of undress on the altar. Officers identified the individuals Clark,27, Melissa Cheng, 23, and adult film actress Mindy Dixon, 41.

The witness recorded the incident and showed it to police.

Although police determined the sex was consensual, all three suspects were arrested for “obscene acts [that] occurred on the altar, which is clearly visible from the street.”

Attorney, Bradley Phillips, who is representing the two women linked to the alleged threesome called their arrests “appalling.”

“The fact that this involved a priest or took place in a church is completely irrelevant,” attorney Bradley Phillips said, according to the New Orleans Advocate. “I understand that people may be upset by this situation, but that does not make this conduct illegal or criminal in any way,” the lawyer added.

A witness called police Sept. 30 after seeing Clark through a window in the Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in a state of undress on the altar, authorities have said. The priest was seen with two high-heeled, corseted women while he was partially dressed in priestly attire.

The archdiocese told local news sources that Clark was suspended from ministry shortly after his arrest.