NEW INFORMATION: Fmr. youth pastor among suspects in child sex trafficking, exploitation case

By Mike Lopez and Jenny You

October 20, 2014

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Nine arrests have been made in connection to child sex crimes in the Chippewa Valley, and investigators say one of the suspects is a former youth pastor at an Eau Claire church.

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Media Statements

MO--STL priest removed for abuse

Statement by Barbara Dorris of SNAP 314-503-0003 cell,

Another credibly accused St. Louis predator priest has been “outed” but Archbishop Robert Carlson is providing only the sketchiest of details about him.

He’s Fr. John J. Ghio. Carlson will only say the accusations against him are “recently reported.”   

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PA- Settlement reached with 88 clergy abuse victims

For immediate release: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of SNAP (314-566-9790 cell,, Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell,

Church officials in four states concealed allegations

SNAP: “How many other child molesting clerics are still hidden?

Roughly $8 million will be paid to 88 victims of Br. Stephen P. Baker, a notorious child molesting Catholic cleric. We suspect these 88 are just a fraction of the total number of boys that Baker assaulted while his church supervisors quietly moved him from state to state (PA, MI, OH and MN) .

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TX- Pastor with poor child protection record is honored, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Statement by Amy Smith of Dallas, SNAP leader, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (281 748 4050,

A former president of the Southern Baptist Convention has been named the honorary chair of the 2015 National Day of Prayer, despite having refused to call police about a now-convicted child molester who was once on his staff. We are deeply saddened by this choice.

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CT- Jesuit priest named in new lawsuit, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, October 20, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003,

A suspended Connecticut priest has been named in a new lawsuit alleging he abused a young victim at a Haitian school. We applaud the brave victim for coming forward with his abuse.

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Latest ICC Filing Update

On April 11, 2012, SNAP and CCR update the ICC filing with new developments and supplemental evidence. You can read the new filing here.

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