The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Sex abuse victims to hand out leaflets at courthouse
They want stiff sentence for admitted child molesting clergyman
One month from today, former pastor will be sentenced for child sex crimes
At a sidewalk news conference, child sex abuse victims and their supporters will publicly
- hand out fliers to passersby about a predatory pastor,
- thank the pastor’s victim and those that helped him to bring this predator to justice.
-urge other victims or anyone with info about the pastor to come forward, get help, and call police
Friday, July 25th at 1PM
Stafford County Courthouse (at the bottom of the Courthouse steps- enter from the parking lot).
1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford Virginia (540) 658-8600
The victim, the Virginia director of a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org) and other survivors and supporters.
In May, Rev. George Lowe pleaded guilty to two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. Seven other charges were dropped.
For 43 years, Lowe was the pastor at Mount Hope Baptist Church in Stafford.
In 1988, the victim went to a deacon in the church and reported his story. He was told that Christians do not bring other Christians to court.
The victim also reported the abuse to the Sheriff’s office. Lowe denied the allegations and the police decide there wasn’t enough evidence to pursue the case at that time.
The case was reopened last year. The victim wore a wire and confronted Lowe. When prosecutors confronted Lowe with these taped conversations, he confessed.
The group will also urge any other victims or anyone with any knowledge about Lowe to come forward.
The victim, now 39, lives in Falmouth, Virginia.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests