TX- Corpus Christi priest is acquitted

For immediate release: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A Corpus Christi priest has been acquitted on charges of assaulting an altar boy.

http://www.caller.com/news/local-news/crime/sinton-priest-acquitted-of-assault-accusation_99414211

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IL- High profile Protestant minister acted "inappropriately"

For immediate release: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Statement by Barbara Blaine of Chicago, Founder and President of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (312-399-4747, <mailto:SNAPblaine@gmail.com> SNAPblaine@gmail.com)  

A controversial Chicago-based religious group is admitting that a high profile Protestant pastor acted “inappropriately” with teenaged girls.

Our hearts ache for the dozens of women who as teens and young adults were sexually harassed by Rev. Bill Gothard. We share the hurt they must feel because Gothard's church superiors who acted so tardily and so inadequately.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/28159812-418/ex-head-of-religious-group-acted-inappropriately-not-criminally-investigation.html#.U6MVOPldUlR  

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PA- Another Pittsburgh predatory cleric is “outed” - SNAP responds

For immediate release: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Another person has disclosed having been molested at a Pittsburgh Catholic school and we've learned the name of another credibly accused child molesting Catholic cleric.

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OH- Youngstown Catholic officials are sued

For immediate release: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Youngstown Catholic officials are being sued by a day care center owner who married a convicted sex offender.

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MA- SNAP responds to new bishop

For immediate release: Thursday, June 19, 2014 

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com) 

We know little about Springfield's new Catholic bishop and we wish him well. But we rarely see new bishops take stronger steps to protect kids, so we caution Springfield area parents and parishioners against being complacent about children's safety.

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NJ- Victims blast archdiocese over predator's defrocking

For immediate release: Thursday, June 19, 2014

For more information: David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP Director (314) 566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com

Church lawyer says that priest is defrocked

Victims blast Myers for violating church policy 

SNAP to Newark archdiocese: “Stop the secrecy”

Catholic officials let pedophile legally change his name

Then, they sent him from NJ to “unsuspecting families” in MO

A lawyer for the Newark archdiocese disclosed yesterday that a twice-convicted predator priest who pled guilty this week to sexually assaulting three Missouri boys has been formally defrocked by the Vatican. 

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MO- Notorious name-changing predator priest is defrocked

To read the official documents detailing Rev. Carmen Sita's (Jerry Howard) defrocking, click here and here

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NY- Bleach-thrower sentenced for attacking rabbi; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Statement by Mary Caplan of New York City, SNAP Leader, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (917 439 4187, mcaplan682@aol.com) 

We wish the man who threw a cup of bleach in an anti-abuse activist's face would be jailed. The sentencing today of Meilech Schnitzler was a disappointment.

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Canada- Ex archbishop to be sentenced next month, Victims respond

For immediate release: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A former Canadian orthodox archbishop, who was convicted of child sexual abuse, will receive his sentencing July 9. We are glad he will soon be sentenced and hope the judge goes with the harshest option. 

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MO- Prosecutors have new tool in older child sex cases

For immediate release: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Missouri prosecutors apparently now have a chance to pursue charges against some child molesters even in cases that are decades old. We hope they'll take advantage of this opportunity.

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AZ- Victims support Attorney General

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

We hope a judge looks quickly but seriously at the request to disband the police department in Warren Jeffs' bizarre sect on the border between Arizona and Utah.

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MO- Name-changing abusive Catholic priest is guilty

For immediate release: Tuesday June 17, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, 314 566 9790 cell, 314 645 5915 home, SNAPclohessy@aol.com

Years ago, a Catholic priest pled guilty to molesting a New Jersey boy, changed his name, and was sent to Missouri where he severely and repeatedly sexually assaulted at least four more boys. Now, he has finally pled guilty to a second set of crimes.

http://www.abc17news.com/news/former-cooper-co-priest-pleads-guilty-to-child-sex-charges/26533732

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