Church and Pastor Sued in Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Grace Brethren Church in Mansfield, OH, and Rev. Sonny Thayer are among those named in civil lawsuits relating to alleged sexual abuse by David Harvey against two children. According to the linked article, the suits alleges negligence on the part of Grace Brethren Church and Thayer, claiming Harvey sought counseling from Thayer regarding sexual behavior with children and Thayer failed to act.

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  1. I am a Central Ohio leader for SNAP, the Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests/Clergy. SNAP holds a monthly support group in Columbus and plans to start another in Mansfield, OH in Sept 2009. If you or anyone you know has been sexually abused by clergy please contact me or encourage them to contact me.

    (614) 447-2084 doro@copper.net

    SNAP provides support and advocacy for survivors and those who love them. You are not alone. It was not your fault. You can heal from the abuse.

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