Clergy sex victims seek criminal charges against top Catholic officials

 

They beg victims witnesses and whistleblowers to “break your silence now” 

Group issues special appeal to current and former church employees“

Search your conscience, be part of the solution, call law enforcement,” SNAP says

On local and international levels, victims want them to “protect kids, not predators”

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Catholic official misled police, SNAP says

Catholic official misled police, SNAP says

Clergy sex abuse victims want him fired by archbishop

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MO - Parents sue diocese; their abused son committed suicide

  • New clergy sex suit filed by parents
  • Their son, suit says, was driven to suicide
  • Accused priest was police department chaplain
  • New legal action means KC monsignor is Missouri’s “most sued pedophile”
  • He faces 27 lawsuits and was reported to church officials as far back as 1972
  • Yet child molesting cleric remains a priest today; Bishop won’t ask Vatican to defrock him
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MO - Shocking new clergy abuse case is filed

  • Man says two priests molested him as a kid
  • He also witnessed 3 other boys being abuse
  • One of them, he says, later committed suicide
  • One of the predators has never been accused before
  • That cleric is still on the job today in northern Missouri
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MA - Springfield diocese releases accused clerics list

  • But dozens of alleged abusers are missing, SNAP says
  • Group is grateful but says names are “very hard to find”
  • For "public safety," victims push for "more accessible disclosure”
  • Two alleged offender priests are publicly identified for the first time
  • SNAP “Diocese should also name abusive nuns, bishops, seminarians & lay workers”
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IL - Priest is investigated about abuse

  • Archdiocese has put him "on restriction"
  • He's accused of molesting a girl in the 1970s
  • SNAP blasts Cardinal for not suspending cleric
  • And group says he "continues secrecy & recklessness"
  • Private email from church official to victim is released
  • George is also blasted for new agreement with lawyers
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CA - Victims want pedophile jailed

  • Court hearing is set for tomorrow
  • Prosecutors try to keep priest locked up
  • They’re using new “sexually violent predator” law
  • Group wants LA’s current & former church heads to help
  • Both Mahony and Gomez should write judge, SNAP feels
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MO - New lawsuit filed against predator priest

  • Cleric was credibly accused earlier this year
  • Abuse survivors react to news of grand jury investigation
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MO - Abuse victims prod prosecutor

  • They want grand jury investigation into church
  • Twice, SNAP has written Buchanan County official
  • But so far, support group has gotten no response from him
  • They repeat their plea to KC bishop to write families of St. Joe students
  • If he refuses, then local school principals should do this ‘simple outreach,’ SNAP says
  • Controversial cleric also spent time at a third church in the area while pastor was sick
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RI - Convicted predator now works for non-profit

  • Clergy abuse victims want the public to be warned
  • He’s defrocked and is listed as a registered sex offender
  • His crimes spanned decades and were as recent as 2001
  • Group worries ex-cleric may still be around “vulnerable people”
  • And they worry about two recently arrested RI Catholic deacons too
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CA - Victims to leaflet at Buddhist temple

  • Former monk faces child sex lawsuit
  • He abused a 14 year old and fathered her child in Illinois
  • And now works at a similar temple in Long Beach
  • Buddhist officials warn no one and do no outreach, SNAP says
  • Similar event being held outside temple in Illinois
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IL - Victims to leaflet at Buddhist temple

  • Former monk faces child sex lawsuit
  • He abused a 14 year old and fathered her child
  • And he now works at a similar temple in California
  • Buddhist officials warn no one and do no outreach, SNAP says
  • Similar event being held outside temple in California
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CA - Victims to leaflet area where accused priest worked

  • Suit says Catholic officials knew of crimes for 40 years
  • Cleric was in three California dioceses, including Fresno
  • A dozen others - including former Memorial HS students - have reported his inappropriate actions around kids
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KS - Victims leaflet serial predator priest's neighborhood

    • New civil child sex abuse & cover up suit against him is filed
    • Group hands out fliers warning about "MO's most prolific pedophile"
    • SNAP also writes to local community group urging them to take action
    • And self help organization urges bishop in Kansas to alert flock via parish bulletins
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