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CO--Musician accused of abuse to perform in Boulder; victims respond--Updated

For immediate release: Friday, January 14, 2017

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda, volunteer member of the board of directors of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (925-708-6175melanie.sakoda@gmail.com)

A musician who is being sued in Massachusetts for allegedly sexually harassing two young women is performing tomorrow night with the Boulder Philharmonic.

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2016/04/read_the_complaint_filed_by_mu.html

http://www.dailycamera.com/entertainment/ci_29711433/boulder-phil-announces-next-season

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NY - SNAP statement regarding the removal of Greek Orthodox priest from ministry

For immediate release: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda, Orthodox Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (925-708-6175melanie.sakoda@gmail.com)

The National Herald reported on January 13th that Father Luke Melackrinos has been suspended from ministry by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA) for alleged inappropriate electronic contact with an adult female parishioner.

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