Former Catholic Priest Indicted on Sex Abuse Charges in Jasper County

ABC Columbia

Aug 28, 2017 Grace Joyal

JASPER COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A former Catholic priest in Savannah, GA has been indicted by a South Carolina grand jury for alleged sexual abuse cases from 40 years ago.

Authorities said Wayland Brown, 74, abused two children while he was a parish priest at St. James Catholic School in Savannah in the late 1970s and 80s.

Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone and Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap said at a press conference Monday that the abuse took place at several Jasper County locations.

Brown will be tried in Jasper County because South Carolina does not have a statute of limitations on child sex assault cases.

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