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MI - Serial predator cleric worked near Detroit

  • Serial predator worked near Detroit
  • He committed suicide on Saturday in PA
  • More than 80 kids say he molested them
  • Eleven settlements were just disclosed last week
  • Church officials in four states concealed allegations
  • SNAP: “How many other child molesting clerics are still hidden?”
  • Group asks challenges local archbishop: “Come clean re secret deals here”
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TX - Preacher molested “another” TX boy, DA says

  • Preacher molested “another” TX boy, DA says
  • Minister pled guilty last week to molesting five kids
  • Victims want Dallas church officials to “seek out others”
  • Group says most Baptists are “very irresponsible” in child sex cases 
  • And it believes “more TX victims are still suffering in silence & shame”
  • SNAP urges ex-Prestonwood staff and members to call law enforcement
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PA - Recently ‘outed’ priest worked in Pittsburgh

  • Recently ‘outed’ priest worked in Pgh
  • Victims urge Catholic bishop to do outreach
  • “How many other child molesting clerics is he hiding?”
  • “Step up now & go beyond the bare minimum,” SNAP says
  • Group will release five pages from NH attorney general report on the pedophile priest
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PA - Victims blast bishop over secrecy about predator

  • Victims blast bishop over secrecy about predator
  • SNAP suspects prelate kept silent about allegation for a year
  • “How many other accusations is the bishop hiding?” group asks
  • Support group discloses that just “outed” cleric was at a third school too
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CA - Event: Victims blast Archdiocese, Cardinal

  • Event: Victims blast Archdiocese, Cardinal
  • Hundreds of newly exposed documents show extent of sex abuse and cover up in LA
  • Documents show Cardinal personally involved in abuse cases
  • He covered up for abusers, keeping them in ministry for years
  • Other abusers were paid secret salaries or “sent out of town” to avoid police
  • Mahony, church officials must be held accountable for crimes, victims say
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OH - Victims want grand jury probe of Diocese of Youngstown

  • Victims want grand jury probe of diocese
  • They hand deliver letter to district attorney
  • Group discloses that just “outed” cleric was at another school too
  • SNAP: Two other accused child molesting cleric are still on the job
  • “How many other secret settlements has the bishop made?” group asks
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US - CEO of Moose International accused of abuse

  • CEO of Moose Intl accused of abuse
  • Sex suit is filed vs. head of huge non-profit
  • International group claims a million members
  • And it “provides youth development programs”
  • Abuse victims want the accused to be suspended
  • SNAP will hand deliver letter at Moose lodge near Chicago
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MO - Child sex abuse victim speaks for 1st time

  • Child sex abuse victim speaks for 1st time
  • Victims’ group appeals to Presbyterian church
  • They want action on a credibly accused predator
  • Minister faces allegations of molesting at least 2 boys
  • He has never been publicly accused before, however
  • But he has been “stripped of his ordination,” officials say
  • SNAP will release 28 page internal “investigation report”
  • “Don’t permit him to ever again act as a minister,” they beg
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MT - Victims want action about ousted priest

  • Victims want action about ousted priest
  • Catholic bishop has been silent for 6 months
  • Cleric was ousted in July due to credible allegation
  • But church officials do virtually no outreach, group says
  • And they want all Montana parish staff to come clean about cover ups
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HI - Maui man files new sex abuse & cover-up suit

  • Maui man files new sex abuse & cover-up suit
  • It’s the 1st time cleric/teacher has been accused
  • And he’s the 10th alleged pedophile at Honolulu school
  • When victim reported the crimes, cleric was sent away
  • Then, Catholic officials brought him back, he retaliated & broke the victim's hand
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AUS - Victims challenge Catholic group

  • Victims challenge Catholic group
  • They want all its abuse files given to police 
  • SNAP to Catholic officials: “Bring predators home now”
  • Those who “see, suspect or suffer child sex crimes” must “step forward,” it says
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AUS - Sex abuse victims want whistle-blower priest honored

  • Sex abuse victims want whistle-blower priest honored
  • Christian Brothers transferred predator to Wollongong
  • Was a teacher and the headmaster of a local school
  • A fellow priest worked to expose abuse
  • SNAP: urges anyone who saw, suspected, or suffered child sex crimes to come forward
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Aus - Victims blast Papal Nuncio’s abrupt departure

  • Victims blast papal nuncio’s abrupt departure
  • They believe Vatican is avoiding answering questions about cover ups
  • “Come clean about your time in Ireland and Australia,” they urge
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AUS - Victims challenge new BoysTown officials

  • Victims challenge new BoysTown officials
  • They urge "aggressive outreach" to "those still suffering"
  • Group wants all predators listed on BoysTown website 
  • And it pushes officials to send mailings to former students
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AUS - Victims blast Toowoomba principals

  • Victims blast Toowoomba principals
  • They failed to take action on dangerous child predator
  • SNAP wants them to personally do outreach to victims
  • And they want to know where the principals are now
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