But even before that, Tommy's brother, Danny Shelton, called Pastor Dryden twice on May 23, 2003, to apparently
do what he has often done over the years: attempt to intimidate. You can listen to the two recordings Danny left on
Pastor Dryden's answering machine below. Be patient, as there is a little delay before the recordings begin:
Danny warned Dryden that he could injure his
reputation and be held liable for his accusations since Dryden had stated as fact that Tommy had molested
six boys. Danny also pointed out that he had spoken with an attorney, and that Dryden was incorrect about
the statute of limitations issue.
Eight years later, Danny and his attorney and the statute of limitations have not kept 3ABN from
being sued over child molestation.
In speaking about the statute of limitations issue, Danny seemed to have a lot of difficulty
getting his words out, until he finally said it: Regarding the six victims Dryden had referred to,
the statute of limitations had already run out. In other words, Danny admitted that something
had happened for which the statute of limitations would apply.
Now if Danny knew something had occurred, why in the world did he allow Tommy to work at 3ABN
We will probably post Danny's reply if he sends us one.