SNAP Media Events

OR--Priest fled the US during police investigation

Group to leaflet at Catholic church

They challenge archbishop on accused cleric

Priest fled the US during police investigation

SNAP: “Church officials must do aggressive outreach

Staff must also warn families abroad about wrongdoer, victims say

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MD--Archdiocese admits “a number of allegations” against priest

Victims expose another Catholic predator

Group releases nine pages of records about him

Archdiocese admits “a number of allegations” against priest

Yet two archbishops refuse to tell public or parents about him

SNAP also urges Catholic officials to drop legal case against a victim

Man who was molested at Calvert Hall now faces trespassing charges

WHAT:

A month before Pope Francis comes to DC, holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will release nine pages of previously-secret records about a never-before-publicly accused predator priest who apparently had several victims. They will also urge Baltimore Catholic officials to

--“come clean,” for the sake of public safety, about other predator priests and

--post their names on church websites (like Baltimore’s previous archbishop did).

And they’ll beg anyone who “saw, suspected or suffered” clergy sex crimes or cover ups at Calvert Hall and in the Baltimore area “to step forward, get help, call police, expose wrongdoers, protect kids and start healing.”

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VA-Fairfax Community Church Employs Convicted Child Sex Predator

Victims to leaflet church

Sexually violent predator works there

Only some of the church-goers know about him

“Why put kids in harm’s way?” group asks

WHAT

As congregants leave a service, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out leaflets about a registered child sex offender now working at the church.

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AR--Abuse victims blast AR state board of ed

Group blasts state board of education

It gives convicted teacher a chance to teach again

She knew about but delayed reporting a colleague’s crimes

Organization urges officials to reconsider their recent decision

Group also urges “victims, witnesses and whistleblowers” to “speak up”

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, members of a support group for clergy abuse victims will

--blast the Arkansas Board of Education for giving a convicted teacher a chance to teach again,

--urge the board to reconsider its decision, and

--beg anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered child sex crimes or cover ups in schools to “come forward, get help, call police, expose wrongdoers and protect kids.”   

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MO--New court filing in priest’s “bizarre” conspiracy lawsuit

New court filing in priest’s “bizarre” lawsuit

In a “first,” he sues young alleged victim’s parents

He also alleges “conspiracy: folks, SNAP, cops & city

It’s because he’s from China, controversial cleric claims

SNAP says archbishop is backing this “vicious intimidation”

Group uses little-known state “anti-SLAPP” law to defend itself

And group asks judge to punish predator by making him pay fees

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, an attorney and clergy abuse victims will discuss a new legal filing responding to an unprecedented recent federal lawsuit in which a twice-accused predator priest claims a young alleged victim’s parents, SNAP leaders, police officers and St. Louis city officials are conspiring against him.  

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MN--Five local predator priests are “outed” for first time

 

Five local predator priests are “outed” for first time

All worked in Duluth but bishop claims to know nothing about them

Group calls on current & ex-church staff to “come clean” about abusers

Their direct church supervisors admit each of the men is “credibly accused”

Long secret records about them were released yesterday; More are on the way

Sirba’s “continuing secrecy” puts “kids in harm’s way,” support group contends

It wants diocese to “stop spending donated dollars on lawyers to keep secrets secret”

WHAT

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

--the newly-outed five predator priests who have worked in Duluth,

--the just-released and soon-to-be-released secret records about them, and

--provide their photos and work histories.

They will also

-- prod anyone who was hurt by the priests to speak up and get help, and

-- prod Catholic officials in Duluth and across Minnesota to “come clean” with more information about the priests and aggressively seek out their victims.   

 

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MO--Six predator priests “outed” for first time

Six predator priests “outed” for first time

All worked in Catholic dioceses Missouri or Illinois

They’re “credibly accused child molesters,” church admits

Long secret records about them were just released this week

More hidden documents will be disclosed in the months ahead

Two of them were in this area as recently as three & six years ago

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will
--disclose the names of six predator priests who’ve never been “outed” here before,

--discuss just-released and soon-to-be-released secret records about them, and

--provide their photos and work histories 

They will also

-- prod anyone who was hurt by the priests to speak up and get help, and

-- prod Catholic officials in St. Louis, Belleville and Springfield to “come clean” with more information about the priests and aggressively seek out their victims.

    

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MO--In a first, priest sues alleged victim’s parents

 

Victims to hold news conference

In a first, priest sues alleged victim’s parents

SNAP leaders, police officers and city are also accused

Group to Archbishop “Why let a twice-accused predator do this?”

What:

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will discuss an unprecedented new federal lawsuit in which, for the first time ever, an accused local child molesting cleric is suing

--an alleged victim’s parents

--SNAP

--the police and/or

--the city

The victims will blast the priest’s “intimidating” legal maneuver and will blast the archbishop for letting him do this.

For the sake of public safety, SNAP wants Catholic officials to

--disclose the priest’s whereabouts,

--take his passport so he can’t flee overseas, and

--publicly answer troubling questions about the cleric and his relationship to the archbishop.

They will also urge anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered the twice-accused priest’s crimes to call “independent sources of help, like therapists, police, prosecutors or support groups.”   

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MO--SNAP says "take accused priest's passport"

SNAP to Archbishop “Take priest’s passport

Twice-accused cleric is a flight risk, victims say

Group urges that he NOT be put back on the job

Catholic officials should “come clean” about two cases

“Carlson should say where predator priest is living now,” SNAP says

What:

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will prod St. Louis’ archbishop to

--keep a twice-accused cleric on suspension,

--disclose his whereabouts,

--take his passport so he can’t flee overseas, and

--publicly answer troubling questions about the cleric and his relationship to the archbishop.

They will also urge anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered the twice-accused priest’s crimes to call “independent sources of help, like therapists, police, prosecutors or support groups.”  

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MO--Bishops are backsliding

“Bishops are backsliding,” victims say

Group blasts prelates as they meet here

SNAP releases list of accused priests are still on the job

Three of the alleged predators are working in St.  Louis

One admits molesting child & another faces three accusers

Victims: “Bishops must train their flocks to respond better

When abuse reports surface, many parishioners “rally around the accused

WHAT

As hundreds of US Catholic bishops gather for their annual meeting, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will

--reveal a list of 12 alleged pedophile priests who are still on the job (including 3 in St. Louis),

--accuse bishops of “backsliding” on their pledge to quickly oust accused predator priests, and

urge bishops to

--stop parishioners from rallying around alleged child molesting clerics and

--train their flock to react appropriately when child sex abuse reports surface   

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MO--Victims invite bishops on “virtual tour”

 

Victims invite bishops on “virtual tour

Group launches new on-line “slide show

It shows where 50 predator priests worked/lived

Many of them were sent here from other dioceses

Ten of them have never been “outed” in St.  Louis before

SNAP: “Public & prelates should see how extensive the crisis is

And bishops should make similar disclosures to their flock, SNAP says

WHAT

Outside the hotel where 250 US Catholic bishops are meeting, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will try to hand them fliers. The leaflets urge bishops to

--take an on-line virtual “tour” of places where 50 St. Louis predator priests live/d and work/ed, and

--make similar disclosures to back home: the names, photos, whereabouts and work histories of all child molesting clerics who’ve been in their dioceses (especially ones from out-of-town or out-of-state and whose local presence has likely gone unnoticed).   

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IL- Victims want maximum punishment for Hastert

Group seeks “the most severe penalties possible

SNAP: “Feds should give more details in indictment

Group also urges Congressional incentives to reform statute of limitations

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MN--Head of support group holds news conference

Head of support group holds news conference

He’ll react to charges against Catholic archdiocese

And he’ll beg other victims to “keep stepping up and speaking up”

SNAP: Choi should take church officials’ passports so they can’t flee

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a hastily-called sidewalk news conference, a Twin Cities clergy sex abuse victim who heads a support group will discuss the new criminal charges against the local Catholic archdiocese

WHEN

TODAY, Friday, June 5 at 4:15 p.m.   

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IL--Victims tell Hastert "Stop hiding"

Victims tell Hastert “Stop hiding

Group to Scouts & schools: “Start abuse hotlines

“Illinois Attorney General should do likewise,” SNAP urges

SNAP: This case might be “watershed” for molested students

Feds should offer more detailed indictment, organization says

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, abuse victims and supporters will urge

--Dennis Hastert to hold a news conference and publicly address accusations against him,

--federal prosecutors to issue a more detailed indictment of Hastert, and

--others who may have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes or misdeeds to call prosecutors now.

They will also prod three institutions to launch confidential, toll-free hotlines to “report suspected child sex crimes and other wrongdoing by teachers, coaches and Boy Scout officials:”

--the Illinois Attorney General’s office (312-814-3000),

--the Illinois Association of School Administrators (847-466-5075), and

--the Boy Scouts of America Chicago Area Council (312-421-8800).

WHEN

TODAY, Monday, June 1 at 2:30 p.m.  

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IL--Group says: “Seek other Hastert victims”

Group says: “Seek other Hastert victims

Yorkville civic & school staff “must reach out,” SNAP urges

Organization calls some of ex-Speaker’s defenders “callous”

Praising Hastert may silence others “still suffering in silence,” SNAP warns

SNAP also pushes for statute of limitations reform “to prevent this in the future

WHAT
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, abuse victims and supporters will

--urge Yorkville school/civic officials to “seek out others with information about Dennis Hastert,”

--blast some Hastert backers for making “insensitive public remarks” that intimidate victims,

--praise federal agents and prosecutors for pursuing charges against him,

--urge others in law enforcement to “be more creative” in exposing abusers,

--beg those who may have “seen, suspected or suffered” abuse by Hastert to “speak up,” and

--prod Illinois lawmakers to give victims more time to take legal action against child molesters to prevent these types of situations from happening in the future

WHEN

TODAY, Saturday, May 30 at 3:30 pm  

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