Former LDS Church leader pleads guilty to photographing undressing woman

This undated photo provided by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department shows Steven Murdock. Murdock, a Utah man who serves as a local leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is accused of illegally photographing a woman in Tennessee in a mall dressing room. Authorities say Murdock of Salt Lake City is free on $1,000 bond with a Sept. 6, 2019, court date. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department via AP)

Nashville, Tenn. • A Holladay man who served as a local leader for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has pleaded guilty to illegally taking photos of a woman inside a dressing room at a popular Tennessee mall.

News outlets report 55-year-old Steven Murdock was convicted of unlawful photography Monday and sentenced to a year of supervised probation. A judge also ordered him to undergo counseling.

A Nashville Metro police affidavit from August states a woman accused Murdock of leading her into a changing room at the Opry Mills shopping mall, where she undressed and noticed a phone pointing into her stall. She says she confronted Murdock as he was deleting photos of her.

A church spokesman previously said Murdock was removed from his volunteer position as a high councilor serving several Salt Lake City area congregations. He previously served as a lay bishop of a local congregation.