KY--Accused predatory minister dies; Victims respond

KY--Accused predatory minister dies; Victims respond

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, 314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

An accused child predator has passed away. We hope his death will prompt others who may have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes to come forward.

http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/jeffersonville-pastor-arrested-in-kentucky-dies/article_e94f94a4-3d63-11e6-80ac-d3b37ee8efb2.html

Rev. David James Brown was arrested earlier this month and charged with use of electronic communications to procure a minor for sex. He headed First Christian Church in Jeffersonville.

We hope his colleagues and congregants now do all they can to reach out to others who may have been hurt by Rev. Brown.

No matter what church officials do or don’t do, we urge every single person who saw, suspected or suffered child sex crimes and cover ups in Catholic churches or institutions to protect kids by calling police, get help by calling therapists, expose wrongdoers by calling law enforcement, get justice by calling attorneys, and be comforted by calling support groups like ours. This is how kids will be safer, adults will recover, criminals will be prosecuted, cover ups will be deterred and the truth will surface.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, davidgclohessy@gmail.com), Barbara Dorris(314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

Jeffersonville pastor arrested in Kentucky dies

BY ELIZABETH DEPOMPEI

JEFFERSONVILLE — A Jeffersonville pastor arrested earlier this month diedMonday, according to church staff.

David James Brown, 46, was arrested in Kentucky after allegedly arranging to meet a minor for sex in Frankfort on June 15, according to newsgathering partner WAVE3 News.

He was later charged with . . . 

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