The man who accuses a Hawaii priest is speaking publicly about his case. (“Colorado man suing Bismarck Diocese comes forward,” January 06, 2013) http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/event/article/id/64528/
The accused is Fr. Maurice McNeely. The accuser is Steven Crochet. We applaud Steven for his courage. And we hope it will inspire others who may have seen, suspected or suffered wrongdoing by McNeely to similarly step forward.
Child predators count on victims to stay silent. And staying silent only helps predators and endangers kids. So every time a person making abuse accusations takes legal action and discloses his or her identity, it’s a step forward towards openness and safety.
Let’s hope that anyone who may have any information that might help prove or disprove these allegations will show courage like Steven has and step forward.