Victims to leaflet Savanna neighborhood where accused molester/Paula Deen's brother-in-law lived

Victims to leaflet Savanna neighborhood where accused molester/Paula Deen's brother-in-law lived

Victims to leaflet Savanna neighborhood where accused molester/Paula Deen's brother-in-law lived

Accused of drugging, abusing boy for years, then

He killed himself after named in sex abuse lawsuit

It is safe and right to talk about abuse, leaflet says

We fear there may be other victims, group believes

 

What: Victims of sexual abuse and their supporters will leaflet a Savannah neighborhood where an accused former priest worked and lived. The leaflets will:

- Alert neighbors about accusations and a lawsuit against former priest Henry B. Groover II,

- Let people know that it is safe and right to talk about abuse, 

- Ask people to come forward if they have information or are witnesses to abuse, and

- Urge victims to report abuse to law enforcement and get help and healing.

 

Where: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 East Harris Street, Savannah. Then to the neighborhood surrounding 112 Palmetto Drive, Savannah.

When: Wednesday, February 1, at 1:00 pm

Who:Members of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPNetwork.org), including a St. Louis woman who the group's Outreach Director.

Why: Victims of sexual abuse and their supporters are passing out leaflets in a Savannah neighborhood in the hopes of reaching out to victims of abuse and alerting the neighborhood about an accused former priest. 

Last month, former priest, Henry B. Groover II was was accused in a civil lawsuit of drugging and sexually abusing a boy. Days after being served, He committed suicide. http://www.nationalenquirer.com/photos/paula-deen-pedophile-brother-in-law/

Groover was the brother-in-law of celebrity chef Paula Deen and was the woman’s “spiritual advisor."

SNAP fears there may be other victims of Groover in the area who are scared to come forward and report. The group also believes that neighbors may know of valuable information that can help victims. They will be urging people to talk to their children, friends and neighbors about abuse and report anything they know to law enforcement, no matter the offender.

Copies of the leaflet will be available at the event.

 

Contact:

Barb Dorris, SNAP Outreach Director, (314) 503-0003snapdorris@gmail.com

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