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Ex-Priest Gets Probation For Threesome With Dominatrices On New Orleans Church Altar

Father Travis Clark was charged with obscenity after being caught engaging in kinky sex acts with Mindy Dixon and Melissa Cheng on the altar of his New Orleans church in 2020.

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A disgraced former Louisiana priest has admitted to engaging in sexual acts with two dominatrices on his church’s altar after a passerby reported the lurid incident.

Travis Jhon Clark, 39, pleaded guilty to felony obscenity charges before a district judge in New Orleans, prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Clark, who had faced a possible maximum of three years in prison for the unholy tryst, instead was sentenced to three years of probation by District Judge Ellen Creel and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and restitution to the church.

Clark had been the priest at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Catholic in Pearl River — where the incident occurred — at the time. A representative of the Archdiocese of New Orleans was present at Clark’s recent court hearing, prosecutors said.

The trio’s sexual exploits came to light when a passerby was puzzled to see the church’s lights on and peeked inside its windows shortly before midnight on Sept. 30, 2020, according to Nola.com

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After catching a glimpse inside and then taking a video, the unidentified witness told authorities they saw then-Father Clark half-naked and engaged in sexual intercourse with two women wearing corsets and high-heeled boots, police said. Investigators later found sex toys and a tripod-mounted camera — reportedly used to record the illicit encounter — at the scene.

Clark and the two women, identified as Mindy Lynn Dixon of Kent, Washington and Melissa Kamon Cheng of Georgia, were arrested and charged with vandalism, according to prosecutors. The charges were later downgraded to misdemeanor institutional vandalism.

At the time, prosecutors said the three were accused of “knowingly vandalizing, defacing or otherwise damaging property and causing damage valued at over $500 and under $50,000.” The property considered desecrated was the church's altar.

“His desecration of the altar in Church was demonic,” Archbishop of New Orleans Gregory Aymond told New Orleans television station WWL-TV in 2019. “When the details became clear, we had the altar removed and burned.”

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Clark, Cheng and Dixon were all freed from custody after posting bond.

On the night of the suspected incident, Dixon had boasted on social media that she was going to “defile a house of God,” The Daily Beast reported.

Dixon and Cheng pleaded guilty to the vandalism charges in July and were each sentenced to two years of probation.

As part of his plea, Clark will also have to pay $8,000 in restitution to the Archdiocese to compensate the diocese for a new altar, prosecutors said. Aymond had initially "performed a ritual to restore the altar’s sanctity," before the reported destruction, according to NOLA.com. 

The Archbishop of New Orleans has described Clark’s actions as “deplorable.” 

Clark’s lawyer, Bradley Phillips, had previously insisted the incident had been legal because it never occurred within public view.

“Just because you don’t like something, doesn’t make it criminal,” Phillips told Nola.com in March.

Oxygen.com reached out to Phillips for comment on Friday afternoon following his client’s sentencing.

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