SNAP Media Events
New abuse & cover up lawsuit is filed
It’s against big Lenexa non-denominational church
Officials there knew man had molested others before
Still, they let him volunteer at Vacation Bible School
And he assaulted two young kids and is now in prison
He told one girl he’d go after her youngster sister if she didn’t comply
SNAP: Independent ‘mega-churches’ are “next frontier” in abuse cases
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will
-- disclose a new civil abuse and cover up lawsuit against a large KC area mega-church, and
-- urge parents and congregation members to require these churches to enact policies to protect children.
The group predicts that more and more sex scandals are emerging and will continue to emerge in large, independent ‘mega-churches’ because their pastors are often very powerful and charismatic and there’s little or no lay oversight or church hierarchy that might hold predatory preachers accountable.
Victim of former Back of the Yards priest speaks out
New Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against School
Predatory Principal Pled Guilty & Was Just Sentenced
But Judge Wouldn’t Let Mom Read Statement in Court
Victim and Parent Will Speak Publicly for First Time
What: At a press conference, the parent of a child who is a sexual abuse victim of Robert Adams, former principal and owner of Creative Frontiers elementary school in Citrus Heights, California will
--announce that her daughter is filing a new civil abuse and cover up lawsuit against school officials,
--voice her displeasure over the plea agreement the Sacramento County District Attorney made weeks ago with the admitted predatory teacher who assaulted her daughter, and
-- read a statement that she was not allowed to read by the judge in court at the sentencing.
Victims blast bishop on abuse
A twice-accused predator is still in a parish
Cleric faces two unusual pending child sex lawsuits
They seek names of all pedophiles in Long Island diocese
Group says top Catholic official “is putting kids at risk”
SNAP: “Murphy is also breaking US church abuse policy”
Victims also want names of predators posted on websites
Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will
--insist that Long Island’s Catholic bishop suspend a twice-accused predator priest who faces two pending civil child sex abuse lawsuits and
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.