SNAP Media Events
- New clergy sex abuse & cover up case is filed
- Predator priest taught recently at NJ school
- Church officials misled victim, lawsuit asserts
- Other men charge they were molested by cleric too
- Victim appeals to Governor for help reforming “predator-friendly” laws
- Group urges others who “saw, suspected or suffered” crimes to “step forward”
- Group challenges bishop over accused predator
- Prelate kept secret about child sex accusations for 3 years
- Catholic officials allegedly “restricted” priest but warned no one
- Now, he’s been arrested in Canada for molesting at least one child
- SNAP: “Now, pedophile priests are moved from nation to nation, not just from city to city”
- Victims praise one prosecutor & blast another
- Brooklyn DA arrests dozens of Orthodox predators
- But Bronx prosecutor cuts “bizarre deal” with Catholic one
- Group also praises Jewish victims for “breaking their silence”
- It blasts case where principal was charged, pled & sentenced on same day
- SNAP: All churches must seek out others who saw, suspected & suffered crimes
- Local clergy abuse victim speaks out
- Lawsuit says 3 priests abused him as a boy
- Victim, now 40, speaks publicly here for first time
- He wants Springfield bishop to “reach out” to other victims
- Predator worked here at Catholic cathedral for three years
- This is first case in MO to implicate so many clerics, SNAP says
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.