Attorney General’s Office Investigating Northern Michigan Priest

WWTV [Cadillac MI]

December 16, 2021

The Attorney General’s Office is investigating a priest in northern Michigan.

Bryan Medlin was appointed to be the pastor of the National Shrine of the Cross In The Woods in Indian River in September.

When contacted by 9&10 News for comment, the Diocese sent this statement:

The Diocese of Gaylord recently became aware of concerns regarding electronic messages sent to a small number of high school students. In accordance with its policies, the diocese immediately referred the concerns to civil authorities who are investigating the matter.

To maintain the integrity of the investigation, at this time, the Diocese of Gaylord will not make any further comments. Any questions should be directed to local law enforcement or the Michigan Department of Attorney General.

The Diocese of Gaylord encourages that any allegation of abuse, harassment, or inappropriate conduct by someone in the Church be reported to the Michigan Department of Attorney General at 844-324- 3374 or to local law enforcement. Reports are also encouraged to be made to Church authorities by contacting the diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Larry LaCross at 989-705-9010.

Stay with northern Michigan’s news leader as we continue to follow this investigation.

Fr. Bryan Medlin
Fr. Bryan Medlin