Media Statements and Events

Il--Bill proposed to yank Hastert's pension; Victims respond

For immediate release: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests(314 503 0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

An Illinois lawmaker is pushing a bill that would further cut the pension of ex-House speaker Denny Hastert. We support this measure. We also call on Congress to censure Hastert and Hastert to voluntarily compensate his victims using the millions he earned as a lobbyist and for decades on the payroll of Illinois and US taxpayers.

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160530/news/160539947/

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AL--Accused abusive priest is found not guilty; Victims respond

For immediate release: Tuesday, May 31, 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)

We are sad that jurors found an ex-priest not guilty of child sex crimes. We believe this verdict will endanger kids. We’ve spoken to this mom, Christina Presnell, and believe her, her son and her step-son.  We’re convinced that Fr. David Stone, also known as Fr. Francis Mary Stone, who worked for the Eternal Word Television Network, is a dangerous cleric.

http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/05/jury_decides_on_child_abuse_ch_1.html

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