The Rev. Danny B.
Moody may have slipped in the eyes of the law, but he hasn't fallen
from grace in the hearts of his followers. Moody, 52, who has served
as pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist
Church in Douglasville for 24 years, was arrested May 29 on a felony Peeping Tom charge.
Atlanta police allege Moody aimed his Camcorder beneath the skirts
of females while riding escalators at Hartsfield International
Moody was released under $5,000 bond the same
Almost three weeks later, Moody's wife, Brenda, said his
congregation still supports him.
"The church has been told about
the charges against him, but the church stands behind him by an
overwhelming vote," Brenda Moody said. "The camera was an
According to a police report, a witness, Mike Eyerly,
saw Moody ascending an escalator in Concourse B with his video
camera pointed under an 17-year-old Woodstock girl's dress. He had
concealed the small hand-held device with an Atlanta Braves baseball
cap, police said.
When Eyerly asked Moody what he was doing,
Moody replied "that he was doing nothing and pulled the tape from
the Camcorder," the report said. Eyerly argued with Moody and talked
to the 18-year-old's mother. The mother became angry and demanded
"At first, he didn't want to, but I was somewhat
mad and upset, so he did give it to me," the woman said. "He asked
me twice if I would go to gate B-12 with him. He said his son was
When police viewed the videotape, they saw that Moody had
been filming at the airport from 10:31 a.m. to 1 p.m. and had
videotaped several other women on concourse trains and
A court date has not been set for Moody. Clayton
County District Attorney Bob Keller said he intends to
"There was a movie camera, and he was taking pictures
of female anatomy on escalators," Keller said. "That could
constitute a criminal