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OH-- SNAP responds: Pittsburgh Deacon arrested for child porn worked in Steubenville diocese.

For immediate release: Monday, April 23, 2018

On April 10th, Deacon Rosendo "Ross" F. Dacal, a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, was arrested on charges he sent sexually explicit messages and photos to a police officer posing online as a teenage boy. 

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/04/11/pittsburgh-catholic-diocese-deacon-child-pornograph-arrest/
Recently SNAP learned that Mr. Dacal also worked in the Steubenville diocese. He taught Spanish at Catholic Central High School from 1969-74. 

https://content.parishesonline.com/uploads/listing/1c/38/1c38d62efc25ee726913b7c9af5b810ce2b8a4ba/publications/source/Register%20April%2020.pdf
(See page 5, " Pittsburgh’s bishop pledges full cooperation in arrest of permanent deacon") 
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OH-WV--SNAP responds: Steubenville & Wheeling-Charleston Diocese do not release names of accused priests

For immediate release: Monday, April 23, 2018

Statement by: Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Regional Leader, 636-433-2511, SNAPjudy@gmail.com

We are always grateful when a diocese releases the names of accused priests. But the Steubenville Diocese and the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese say they have no intention of releasing the names of their priests who are credibly accused of child sex abuse. 

http://www.weirtondailytimes.com/news/local-news/2018/04/dioceses-wont-name-sex-offenders/ 

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