For immediate release: Monday, August 19, 2013
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)
Though we are glad the first Sandusky case has settled, we hope that at least one of them goes to trial.
We strongly suspect there’s more to this whole sordid affair than has surfaced. We are convinced that a trial – in open court, where defendants face tough questions under oath – is the best way to fully expose the wrongdoing of Sandusky’s peers and supervisors.
And we strongly believe that Pennsylvania taxpayers and citizens deserve to know the full truth about Sandusky’s crimes and the university’s cover up.
We are deeply grateful to Victim 5 and every single victim who has helped protect the vulnerable and expose the complicity. It takes real courage for any child sex abuse victim – but especially one hurt by a powerful and charismatic man like Sandusky in a climate like Penn State’s – to speak up. Each time a victim does this, he or she should be applauded. Each time a victim does this, kids are safer and wrongdoing is deterred.