FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. -- The pastor at the center of a video voyeurism scandal is speaking out for the first time.
Pastor Greg Neal is speaking out against a video tape that put him front and center of a sheriff's office investigation. "I categorically state that I am innocent of the allegations of video voyeurism," said Pastor Neal.
Police say a tape revealed Neal secretly video taping women changing in his office. Neal denies he ever made the tape. "I do not deny there is a tape, there apparently is. I do deny that I was aware that such a tape existed," said Neal.
To prove his innocence, Neal says he submitted to a polygraph test last month. The man who gave him the test was George Matherson. "His answers to the questions relevant to the case were not deceptive. It's my professional opinion he is telling the truth," said Matherson.
Matherson says he's given polygraph tests for more than 30 years and he isn't a member of the church. He works with NCIS as an investigator and is a part time officer with Green Cove Springs PD.
Greg even made accusations against the sheriff's office investigation. "It was clear to me that it was not fair nor complete," said Neal.
The polygraph isn't admissible in court and the sheriff's office says they don't indicate guilt or innocence, only a level of deceptive answers or lack of deceptive answers in the examiner's opinion.
While Greg maintains his innocence, his father had harsh words for those who made the accusations. "Your accusations have hurt your former church family and the slander that you continue to participate in not only hurts the church, but the community it serves. You should be ashamed," said Pastor Tom Neal.
Action News has learned the church is in even more trouble, financially. "As a result of these allegations, Berean has been unable to complete its Chapter 11 reorganization," said Greg Neal.
Action News has new documents filed Tuesday to dismiss the Chapter 11 case. The church also defaulted on a $30,000 payment last month. So, the church property is now in foreclosure.
The church is expected in court Thursday on for a hearing on the Chapter 11 filing. Even though the state attorney's office said there was overwhelming evidence in the case to charge Greg Neal, the statute of limitations had run out. So Neal was never charged.