MD- Baltimore church official charged with child porn

For immediate release: Tuesday, Jan. 14 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests 
(314 566 9790[email protected])

The head of a church youth group near Baltimore has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

According to police reports, Robert David Wright who works directly with children at Clynmalira United Methodist Church in Phoenix, MD, was found to have pornographic photos and videos of young girls, including babies, and some images allegedly included children being raped.

It is not likely that Wright became a youth group leader coincidentally. We suspect he sought that position so he could have access to and influence over kids.

Our hearts go out to the members of the community who feel betrayed and victimized. We urge Clynmalira United Methodist Church officials to aggressively seek out anyone who may have been abused and encourage anyone who may have seen or suspect something to speak up.

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell,[email protected]), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747[email protected])

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