For immediate release Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Statement by Barbara Dorris, SNAP Outreach Director, 314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com
Regardless of the verdict these brave victims are to be commended. They reached out with courage and through a great deal of personal pain to expose the truth of the sexual violence they endured as children. Because of them Dejaeger will not find it so easy to violate other children in the future. The world is on notice now regarding his history and the danger he poses. Many thanks to each of the victims who told of their experiences in the trial.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 25 years and have more than 18,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)