DE--Victims want long prison term for priest

DE--Victims want long prison term for priest

For immediate release: Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those abused by Priests (314 566 9790davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We are grateful that a Delaware priest who did prison time for sexually assaulting young men pled guilty today to child porn charges. Though some news accounts refer to him as an “ex-priest,” we’re not sure this is the case. He may not have been defrocked, though he has almost certainly been suspended.

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2015/11/16/ex-priest-pleads-guilty-producing-child-porn/75864894/

Fr. John Thomas Matthew Lee also worked in Washington DC. We hope he’s given the maximum sentence. And we hope that every single current and former Catholic church employee and member who saw, suspected or suffered his crimes will call police, expose wrongdoers, protect kids and start healing.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 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, davidgclohessy@gmail.comSNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747bblaine@snapnetwork.org)

Ex-priest pleads guilty for producing child porn

by Jessica Masulli Reyes, The News Journal 10:21 a.m. EST November 16, 2015

A former Navy chaplain and Catholic priest, who pleaded guilty years ago to sexually assaulting a U.S. Navy Academy midshipman, has pleaded guilty to production and distribution of child pornography.

John Thomas Matthew Lee, 50, of Millsboro, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Delaware on Monday morning.

Lee admitted to  . . . 

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