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Texas couple who ran ex-gay camp for ‘troubled boys' arrested, accused of trafficking children


Added 08-20-19 05:13:02pm EST - “Eight boys, ages 10 to 17, were removed from the Joshua Home in 2018, as investigators looked into allegations of abuse, neglect and labor violations.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Texas couple who ran ex-gay camp for ‘troubled boys’ arrested, accused of trafficking children”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A couple who ran a religious boarding school for “troubled boys” in Burnet County, Texas, has been arrested, authorities said.

In a statement released Monday, the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office said that 49-year-old Gary Dwayne Wiggins and 34-year-old Meghann Shereen Wiggins were in police custody, after being indicted by a grand jury.

Pastor Gary Wiggins, sometimes referred to as Brother Gary, and his wife ran Joshua Home, a facility that operated in Bertram, a city located 44 miles northwest of Austin.

The school was a place where parents could send their troubled teens to be straightened out through hard work and Christian education.

In July, 2018 eight boys, ages 10 to 17, were removed from the facility, after investigations of abuse surfaced.

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