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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

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.      

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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SC-- Former priest arrested; Victims Respond

For immediate release: Monday, August 28, 2017

Statement by Barbara Dorris, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503-0003

A former Catholic priest was arrested and is facing nine indictments child sex abuse charges in Jasper County, SC. We are so grateful for the two brave survivors who worked with prosecutors to make this happen.   

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