SNAP Media Events

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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MO - Victims write 9 local pastors

  • Victims write 9 local pastors
  • They by-pass local Catholic bishop
  • Group seeks help about jailed priest
  • Convicted once, he may soon be freed
  • Cleric spent time in 3 mid-Missouri counties
  • And he worked at now-closed Columbia hospital
  • Self help group begs people to call police, not church officials
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IL - Convicted teacher worked in suburb

  • Convicted teacher worked in suburb
  • Just fired in Chicago, he was in Maywood too
  • Years before, he was convicted in 2 other states
  • Local school officials refuse to explain why he left
  • SNAP will hand out 25 pages of his personnel file
  • Victims self help group wants a police investigation
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MO - Once-convicted priest may be freed

  • Once-convicted priest may be freed
  • He also worked & lived in Callaway County
  • His presence there hasn’t been disclosed before
  • Self help group begs Jeff City Catholic officials to help
  • And law enforcement should also do outreach, victims say
  • SNAP: Those who saw, suspected or suffered his crimes must step forward
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MD - Abuse victims urge action against 3 bishops

  • Abuse victims urge action against 3 bishops
  • Each has recently put children at risk, SNAP says
  • And one was criminally convicted in sex case last month
  • Group urges Catholic hierarchy to enforce its own policy
  • A decade ago, prelates promised to discipline complicit colleagues
  • But over ten years, bishops keep ignoring other bishops who endanger kids
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FL - Abuse victims leaflet outside Catholic church

  • Abuse victims leaflet outside Catholic church
  • They urge archbishop: “Warn South Americans about priest”
  • He abused in Miami & is believed to now be living in Colombia
  • And they seek out others who were molested by another priest
  • He was finally just ousted after four separate child sex lawsuits
  • SNAP to Wenski: Post predators’ names on archdiocesan websites
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