Trotter, 41, whose full name is Dwayne Rick Trotter, is free on bond, Each count of unlawfully photographing in violation of privacy is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 11 months 29 days in jail and a fine of $2,500.
In May of 2016, officials with The Downtown Church filed a complaint with Memphis Police about Trotter using his church-issued cell phone to take videos under a woman’s skirt as he kneeled behind her. An investigation showed additional up-skirt videos he had made of female church members and downloaded onto his church-issued laptop.
The victims, whose ages ranged from 29 to 63, identified themselves on the videos by clothing, voice and surroundings. Trotter gave church and police a statement of admission.
The case is being handled by Eric Christensen, chief prosecutor of the DA's Special Victims Unit (SVU) which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County's multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.