Media Statements and Events

FL--Jury acquits thrice-accused teacher; Abuse victims respond

For immediate release: Friday, July 1, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790,314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

Our hearts ache for the girl who was sexually abused by a Coral Springs teacher who has evaded justice. It must be devastating for her and her family to sit through a criminal trial and watch the criminal get off thanks to shrewd lawyering, even though he initially confessed to the crimes and faces two other accusers.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-coral-springs-molestation-closings-20160630-story.html

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RI--Abuse allegations vs. 95 year old priest are “credible;” Victims respond

For immediate release: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790,314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

Rhode Island Catholic officials now admit that child sex abuse reports against a priest are “credible.” Bishop Thomas Tobin should honor his pledge to be “open” about clergy sex crimes.

http://dioceseofprovidence.org/news/statement-from-the-diocese-of-providence

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