The following is a story from The Clarion Ledger about a Mississippi Naive man who sought to end sex abuse of children
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting death of the co-founder of the New York-based nonprofit Stop Abuse Campaign that seeks to help prevent child sexual abuse and neglect.
Kenneth Mason, 52, a Mississippi native who moved home after the coronavirus pandemic began; was found shot to death Wednesday north of Greenville.
Washington County Chief Deputy Bill Barber said Monday authorities received a call at 12:06 p.m. Wednesday of a man lying unresponsive on the side of Blaylock Road, a rural stretch of roadway.
Barber said Mason was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been shot twice.
Late Monday, the maroon Chevy Trailblazer Mason had been driving was found during a traffic stop in Greenville. The three males in the SUV were taken into custody by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and are being questioned as suspects in the case, Barber said.
“The investigation is continuing,” Barber said.
Barber said some of Mason’s personal items had been missing, including the family member’s vehicle Mason had been driving the day he was killed.
The organization website says it has more than 300,000 supporters. It says some of the adverse childhood experiences it seeks to protect children from include emotional, physical and sexual abuse, and neglect. Mason was listed as director since 2009.
“The Stop Abuse Campaign mourns the deplorable loss of a founder, our most generous supporter, and our dearest friend,” founder Andrew Willis said in a statement Monday to the Clarion Ledger.
“This senseless act of violence has created a great void for Kenny’s family, his thousands of friends in New York, and across the globe… . Empathy drove Kenny. I’ve just been looking through thousands of photos of him. I feel so lost one moment and so determined to drive forward the next.”
Anyone with information about the case should contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at 662-334-4523.
Below is a list of of complaints from local citizens and civil rights violations being committed by the Greenville Police Department.