Archbishop Philip Wilson found guilty of concealing child sex abuse

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has been put on notice that he could expect a jail term after he was found guilty on Tuesday of concealing historical child abuse allegations against another priest.

In a landmark decision that could have wide-reaching implications for other high-ranking clergy members, Magistrate Robert Stone found Archbishop Wilson had been told by a 15-year-old boy in 1976 that he had been indecently assaulted by notorious Hunter paedophile priest Father James Fletcher, but chose not to go to the authorities despite believing the allegations were true.


We will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this summer at the 2018 Annual SNAP Conference on July 6-8, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Our conference will be held at the beautiful Palmer House Hilton in the downtown loop district.

Please join us as SNAP celebrates 30 years of support from survivors sexual abuse by religious clergy!

Featured speakers and presenters include: Tom Doyle, Victor Veith, Bishop Accountability, Jodi Hobbs, Ashley Easter, Gustavo Arellano Miranda, Torah Bontrager, Guila Benchimol and Rachel Grant!

We will have a number of workshops over the weekend providing education, healing, and support.

For more information and updates on our speakers and breakouts, click here.





If you see child sexual abuse or your child has been sexually abused, call 911 or your local police immediately. 

If you suspect abuse, call the National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or visit the Child Help Hotline. Trained crisis operators staff the lines 24/7 to answer your questions. If necessary, they will show you how to report in your local area.

Child pornography is a federal crime. If you see or suspect images that may be child pornography, report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTip Line


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Barbara Blaine, founder of SNAP, passed away on Sunday, September 24th, 2017. Her dying was sudden and completely unexpected. Words cannot express our sorrow nor are there words to express our gratitude for her relentless advocacy. She truly was a hero. There is an old saying, “well behaved women seldom make history”. Barbara made history and the world is a better place.

We have put together a tribute for Barbara Blaine to honor her memory. If you would like to contribute a memory, please send your favorite memory of Barbara to