The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Pastor denied parole in child sex abuse case
Church board sends "callous" letter to victim offering him a $7 CD
Group says Baptist officials should ‘aggressively’ seek out & help others hurt by predator
Anyone who “saw, suspected or suffered abuse should come forward & call police, ” SNAP says
The group will also publicly urge the church board to
They will also prod others who saw, suspected or suffered harm by the cleric to come forward, get help and call police.
WHERE In front of Mt Hope Church, 3653 Brooke Rd, Stafford, VA
Last Friday, the victim, Ben Marsh, was notified that Lowe was denied bail by the Virginia Parole Board (804) 674-3081.
Marsh has been trying to get help from the church for his physical, mental and spiritual well being. In January, 2009 he met with the church board and explained his needs. In July, 2009 the board wrote to Marsh denying him any real help and offering him a $7 CD for his “spiritual well being.” Further, they asked that he not talk to anyone in the congregation about his case.
Marsh has also asked for a chance to speak before the full congregation. He has been rebuffed.
SNAP strongly encourages anyone who has seen, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes, by George Lowe, or any other member of the clergy, to contact police officials.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests