The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
New time! Re-scheduled! - Man who settled for $4.3 mill. comes forward
Victim speaks publicly for the 1st time ever
Convicted predator priest’s status is in doubt
New arrest warrant was out for him last week
Cleric violates parole by not registering his address
But he’s now “compliant” again & some say he’s very ill
Still, group wants his whereabouts disclosed to the public
SNAP begs other “victims, witnesses & whistleblowers” to come forward
They will also prod anyone who saw, suspected or suffered his crimes to come forward, get help, call police, expose wrongdoers, protect others and start healing.
But earlier this month, Ranta learned that Baltimore Maryland police issued a new arrest warrant for Brown because Brown failed to disclose his home address to parole officials. On the official Maryland sex offender registry, Brown was listed as “non-compliant.” (A copy will be provided.) Last week, however, he re-registered, and some say he’s ill and in a Maryland nursing home now, but neither secular nor religious officials will disclose exactly where.
Church officials, Ranta and other victims feel, still have a duty to warn the public about Brown.
SNAP wants church officials in all three states to prod others who saw, suspected or suffered Brown’s crimes to get help and call police. (Brown was ordained in Georgia, next worked in Maryland, and was sued and may yet be criminally charged in South Carolina.)
Catholic officials recruit, educate, ordain, hire, train, supervise and often transfer and protect predator priests, SNAP maintains. So SNAP feels it’s immoral for church staff to walk away when a child molesting cleric gets caught, and do little or nothing to warn others about him or help prosecutors convict him.
In civil litigation, Ranta is represented by attorneys Larry Richter and Aaron Edwards of Mt. Pleasant, SC. (803 749 2007, 803 849 6000). Agent Harold Shelby of the Maryland Parole Sex Crimes Division (410-504-9166, [email protected]) has been in touch with Brown recently.
Brown faces a pending criminal investigation in South Carolina by the head solicitor of Beaufort County, Duffy Stone (District14).
Besides Gaithersburg, Brown also worked in Silver Spring, MD. He was assigned to five church positions in Georgia towns, including Camilla, Augusta, Savannah, Moultrie and Isle of Hope. The first report of suspicious behavior by Brown was made to church officials in 1969, when he was a catechism teacher in Savannah. Despite warnings by a high ranking diocesan staffer, Savannah’s then-Bishop Raymond Lessard ordained Brown in 1977.
A photo of Brown and his work history can be found at
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests