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MD--Former Maryland priest arrested

For immediate release Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Statement by Barb Dorris, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, 314-503-0003 bdorris@gmail.com

A former Savannah priest, Wayland Yoder Brown, a convicted and registered sex offender in Maryland, was arrested yesterday on nine counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. The alleged crimes took place in Jasper County, South Carolina. Brown was arrested in Maryland and will be extradited to South Carolina.

http://savannahnow.com/crime-courts/news/2017-08-28/ex-savannah-catholic-priest-indicted-sexual-battery-minors          

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GA--Former Savannah priest arrested

For immediate release, August 28, 2017

Statement by Barb Dorris, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, 314-503-0003 bdorris@gmail.com

A former Savannah priest, Wayland Yoder Brown, a convicted and registered sex offender in Maryland, was arrested yesterday on nine counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. The alleged crimes took place in Jasper County, South Carolina. Brown was arrested in Maryland and will be extradited to South Carolina.

http://savannahnow.com/crime-courts/news/2017-08-28/ex-savannah-catholic-priest-indicted-sexual-battery-minors      

It’s never easy for survivors of child sex crimes to come forward and report what happened. But because South Carolina has victim-friendly legislation, law enforcement does not have its hands tied by statutes of limitations and artificial deadlines for victims to come forward. We encourage anyone with information about Brown to call the police. 

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