SAVANNAH, Ga. – Former Wilmington Island Episcopal Priest Bruce Fehr was sentenced Wednesday.
Fehr (55) was convicted of downloading child pornography. He was arrested in April of 2015 by the Southeast Georgia Child Exploitation Task Force. He was sentenced to three years in prison and 10 years of probation. Fehr was rector at St. Francis of the Islands Episcopal Church on Wilmington Island and had held the position since 2013 until the time of his arrest.
The Right Reverend Scott Anson Benhase, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia released the following statement: ” I am greatly saddened and angered by his crime. All children deserve the right to be free of such exploitation and we all should work to end such horrific practices. The Diocese will now begin our own process addressing the Reverend Fehr’s conduct.” According to a release from Rev. Frank Logue, the church will be swift with taking up a formal disciplinary process for Fehr.
Any questions or concerns about the incident should be directed to the Reverend Canon Frank S. Logue, Canon to the Ordinary of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia.