Chicago predator priest may be freed soon; SNAP responds
A Chicago serial predator priest is trying to win his freedom from a Wisconsin prison. For the safety of kids, we hope he stays behind bars.
Fr. Norbert Maday was convicted in 1994 and given a 20 year sentence for sexually assaulting two boys. We strongly suspect there were many more victims.
The question that must be asked in these cases is this: “Why take the risk of more kids getting hurt?” Knowing Maday’s history and the harm he’s caused, why jeopardize more innocent children?
We hope that speculation of some type of “deal” is wrong. We hope a full, open, public hearing is held. And we hope it results in Maday remaining away from children.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.