Former Lexington Pastor Poses As Woman Online, Lures Boys To Send Nude Pictures
Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9
LEXINGTON, Oklahoma – A former youth pastor from a small Oklahoma church is in Grady County Jail on Tuesday, for leading a double life.
Thirty-two-year-old Daniel Leslie Mooneyham was the youth pastor at the Corbett Baptist Church outside Lexington.
According to court documents, Mooneyham pretended to be a young woman on the fake Facebook profile and went by the name Terri Smith. He would often send naked images of a woman to lure the boys to send naked images of themselves in return.
Some of the boys he made contacts with through the Facebook page went to the church as well.
Jami Mooneyham, Mooneyham's wife was the one who discovered the secret Facebook profile. She created a fake Facebook profile as well and pretended to be a teenage boy to see what he would write. She also used a devise to retrieve his passwords to have access to the fake account.
Once she saw the contents were of a lewd nature and involved people they went to church with, she contacted the FBI.
The FBI created a fake account, tracked his communications and finally confronted him about his crime.
Mooneyham was scheduled to attend Falls Creek Youth camp with his youth group this week, instead, he now sits in the Grady county jail. And his wife filed for divorce this week.