Invisible Children

3 Boys by Douglas Myers

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

douglas w myers
Three boys, born in 1983, 1985, and 1986, were sexually abused by Rev. Douglas W. Myers, the minister at Bayside Baptist Church. The boy who was born in 1985 was homeschooled at the church by Myers between seventh and ninth grade (that is, around 1998); it is unknown if the other boys were also homeschooled.

The abuse came to light in 2012 when the boy born in 1983 wrote a letter to police to report it and an investigation turned up the other two victims. At that time, Myers was already in prison for sexually abusing the grandson of a parishioner in Eustis, Florida from July 2005 until his arrest on February 24, 2006. He was sentenced to 15 more years in prison for abusing the three Maryland boys.

Date: 1998
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland


Documents: Date:
Convicted Child Molester Longtime Pastor of Southern Baptist Churches 01-05-2007
Baptists blamed over paedophile pastor 05-22-2012
Southern Baptist Scandals:
Pastor allowed to move from state to state despite clouds of suspicion
Former pastor indicted on child sex abuse charges 04-12-2013
Former Chesapeake Beach pastor sentenced to 15 years in prison for child abuse 10-11-2013
Florida Baptists to appeal abuse award 01-21-2014