SNAP Media Events

IL--Victims want better child abuse laws

Victims want better child abuse laws

In wake of Hastert, they say: “Give us more time

Group backs new federal plan & seeks state reform too

SNAP cites case of accused Chicago youth activist & priest

He admits repeatedly abusing a boy & can’t work in LA archdiocese

But a year ago, Cupich let him work in Chicago but then reversed himself

Now, priest still lives here while his victim waits for months for church decision

WHAT:

Holding signs and childhood photos, in the wake of Dennis Hastert’s sentencing, abuse victims will

--announce their support for a new federal proposal to reform the statute of limitations,

--urge Illinois lawmakers to also relax the state’s “predator-friendly” abuse laws, and

--discuss an admitted offender in Chicago who is still a Catholic priest while his victim waits, for over a year, on a decision by Chicago’s top Catholic official


IL--On eve of Hastert sentencing, victims hold vigil

On eve of Hastert sentencing, victims hold vigil

Victims hold candles, signs and childhood photos

They want judge to put ex-House speaker in prison

SNAP says he should set up a fund to help his victims

Group wants his penalty to “deter those who conceal abuse”

WHAT

Holding candles, signs and childhood photos (including one of Hastert victims, Stephen Reinboldt) at a sidewalk vigil, abuse victims and supporters will urge

--A judge to send Dennis Hastert to prison and order him to set up a fund to compensate his victims


CA--Victims urge Catholic officials to act now on new child sex abuse allegations

Victims urge Catholic officials to act

Two predator priests recently “outed”

Clerics worked in three Bay Area dioceses

Group wants outreach to “others in pain”

SNAP: “Protect kids by calling police now”

Victims also want bishops to post abusers on websites

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will

--disclose that two priests who worked in the Bay Area were recently “outed” as alleged predators and sued for child sex crimes for the first time,


ND--Victims hold 2 events at Catholic office/church

Victims to hold 2 ND events about pedophile

Convicted predator will soon be back on the job

Despite priest’s guilt, Vatican officials have lifted his suspension

In 2 weeks, Catholic supervisors will give him a new assignment

So group wants to find other “victims, witnesses or whistleblowers”

SNAP: “Another criminal case is our only chance to protect children”

WHAT:

Holding signs and childhood photos at two events, clergy sex abuse victims will

--prod anyone who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes or cover ups to call law enforcement immediately, (especially by a convicted priest who molested kids in northwestern Minnesota but is being put back on the job),

--urge parishioners to insist that Crookston Catholic officials help with this “outreach effort,” and

--call on “Vatican bureaucrats” to “reverse their decision, re-instate the predator priest’s suspension, and help law enforcement charge and convict him again.”


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