Canada- Predator priest is sentenced; SNAP responds

Canada- Predator priest is sentenced; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com) 

A former Windsor priest was sentenced to 4 years in prison for molesting multiple girls. He faced 18 charges of sexual abuse of children.

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2014/05/14/former-windsor-priest-sentenced-for-sex-crimes/ 

Windsor church officials should aggressively seek out others who may have seen, suspected or suffered this cleric’s crimes.  

We are glad that this dangerous predator will spend time in jail. We are disappointed it is not for longer, but glad he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

We hope church officials will take further action and post the names, photos, work histories and whereabouts of all credibly accused child molesters on church bulletins and websites. We also hope this ruling encourages others to come forward and report to police.

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 15,000 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)

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

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