A former Savannah priest accused of sexual abuse will be going to Maryland to face trial. Father Wayland Brown waived his extradition to Maryland Thursday afternoon in the Chatham County Courthouse. He was arrested by Chatham County police on Wednesday. Now, he'll be going to Montgomery County, Maryland, where he'll face charges of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy more than 30 years ago.
Brown's attorney, Michael Garrett, says the ordeal is taking a toll on his client. "He's frightened. He's a little bewildered," he says. Garrett maintains Brown's innocence. "This kind of thing is becoming a little of a witch hunt," he says. "These accusations were made after some very large settlements were reached by the Roman Catholic Church."
The Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland says it plans to retrieve Brown in the next few days. They hope to bring him back to Maryland by Monday, July 1.