SNAP Media Events

VA-Fairfax Community Church Employs Convicted Child Sex Predator

Victims to leaflet church

Sexually violent predator works there

Only some of the church-goers know about him

“Why put kids in harm’s way?” group asks

WHAT

As congregants leave a service, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will hand out leaflets about a registered child sex offender now working at the church.


AR--Abuse victims blast AR state board of ed

Group blasts state board of education

It gives convicted teacher a chance to teach again

She knew about but delayed reporting a colleague’s crimes

Organization urges officials to reconsider their recent decision

Group also urges “victims, witnesses and whistleblowers” to “speak up”

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, members of a support group for clergy abuse victims will

--blast the Arkansas Board of Education for giving a convicted teacher a chance to teach again,

--urge the board to reconsider its decision, and

--beg anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered child sex crimes or cover ups in schools to “come forward, get help, call police, expose wrongdoers and protect kids.”   


MN--Five local predator priests are “outed” for first time

 

Five local predator priests are “outed” for first time

All worked in Duluth but bishop claims to know nothing about them

Group calls on current & ex-church staff to “come clean” about abusers

Their direct church supervisors admit each of the men is “credibly accused”

Long secret records about them were released yesterday; More are on the way

Sirba’s “continuing secrecy” puts “kids in harm’s way,” support group contends

It wants diocese to “stop spending donated dollars on lawyers to keep secrets secret”

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will discuss

--the newly-outed five predator priests who have worked in Duluth,

--the just-released and soon-to-be-released secret records about them, and

--provide their photos and work histories.

They will also

-- prod anyone who was hurt by the priests to speak up and get help, and

-- prod Catholic officials in Duluth and across Minnesota to “come clean” with more information about the priests and aggressively seek out their victims.   

 


MO--Six predator priests “outed” for first time

Six predator priests “outed” for first time

All worked in Catholic dioceses Missouri or Illinois

They’re “credibly accused child molesters,” church admits

Long secret records about them were just released this week

More hidden documents will be disclosed in the months ahead

Two of them were in this area as recently as three & six years ago

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will
--disclose the names of six predator priests who’ve never been “outed” here before,

--discuss just-released and soon-to-be-released secret records about them, and

--provide their photos and work histories 

They will also

-- prod anyone who was hurt by the priests to speak up and get help, and

-- prod Catholic officials in St. Louis, Belleville and Springfield to “come clean” with more information about the priests and aggressively seek out their victims.

    


MO--Bishops are backsliding

“Bishops are backsliding,” victims say

Group blasts prelates as they meet here

SNAP releases list of accused priests are still on the job

Three of the alleged predators are working in St.  Louis

One admits molesting child & another faces three accusers

Victims: “Bishops must train their flocks to respond better

When abuse reports surface, many parishioners “rally around the accused

WHAT

As hundreds of US Catholic bishops gather for their annual meeting, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will

--reveal a list of 12 alleged pedophile priests who are still on the job (including 3 in St. Louis),

--accuse bishops of “backsliding” on their pledge to quickly oust accused predator priests, and

urge bishops to

--stop parishioners from rallying around alleged child molesting clerics and

--train their flock to react appropriately when child sex abuse reports surface   


MO--Victims invite bishops on “virtual tour”

 

Victims invite bishops on “virtual tour

Group launches new on-line “slide show

It shows where 50 predator priests worked/lived

Many of them were sent here from other dioceses

Ten of them have never been “outed” in St.  Louis before

SNAP: “Public & prelates should see how extensive the crisis is

And bishops should make similar disclosures to their flock, SNAP says

WHAT

Outside the hotel where 250 US Catholic bishops are meeting, clergy sex abuse victims and their supporters will try to hand them fliers. The leaflets urge bishops to

--take an on-line virtual “tour” of places where 50 St. Louis predator priests live/d and work/ed, and

--make similar disclosures to back home: the names, photos, whereabouts and work histories of all child molesting clerics who’ve been in their dioceses (especially ones from out-of-town or out-of-state and whose local presence has likely gone unnoticed).   


IL- Victims want maximum punishment for Hastert

Group seeks “the most severe penalties possible

SNAP: “Feds should give more details in indictment

Group also urges Congressional incentives to reform statute of limitations


MN--Head of support group holds news conference

Head of support group holds news conference

He’ll react to charges against Catholic archdiocese

And he’ll beg other victims to “keep stepping up and speaking up”

SNAP: Choi should take church officials’ passports so they can’t flee

WHAT

Holding signs and childhood photos at a hastily-called sidewalk news conference, a Twin Cities clergy sex abuse victim who heads a support group will discuss the new criminal charges against the local Catholic archdiocese

WHEN

TODAY, Friday, June 5 at 4:15 p.m.   


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