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Notorious predator priest released from prison

For immediate release, Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Statement by Barbara Dorris, 314-503-0003bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org

A notorious predator, Fr. Paul Shanley, will be released from prison later this week after serving twelve years behind bars for raping a child.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/25/paul-shanley-notorious-priest-catholic-church-sex-abuse-scandal-released-this-week/pyFwRtDom656Y5ELicdAuI/story.html  

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PA--Victims group to Greensburg Bishop: Turn over secret files on arrested priest

The nation’s largest support group for survivors of sexual abuse in institutional settings today is demanding that the bishop of Greensburg, PA turn over all secret files pertaining to a priest arrested yesterday for sexual abuse.

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/07/priest_sex_abuse_arrest_shapir.html

That priest, John T. Sweeney, was criminally charged for sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in the 1990s.     

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