NY- Yeshiva abuse victims lose again; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Thursday, Sept. 4, 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)

An appeals court has ruled against child sex abuse victims and in favor of a school that hid child sex crimes.

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SC- Religious leader pleads guilty, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Thursday, September 4, 2014

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

A popular religious official who founded Cathedral Bible Collage has pleaded guilty to forced labor charges. He's also accused of sexual harassment.

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Malta- Accused priest granted bail, Victims respond

For immediate release: Thursday, September 4, 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)

A Gozitan priest, who was accused of child sexual abuse in August, has been granted bail. We hope he is closely monitored so more innocent children are not put in danger.

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MD- Former youth leader sentenced, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Thursday, September 4, 2014

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

A former Maryland youth group leader has been sentenced to 16 years in jail for sexually abusing at least three boys. We are grateful to the brave victims who came forward and helped get a dangerous predator off the streets.

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VA- Former pastor and daycare operator sentenced, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Thursday, September 4, 2014

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

A former Virginia pastor and daycare operator has been sentenced to 6 years in prison. We are glad he will spend time behind bars, but believe children would be safer if his sentence was longer.

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MN- "Public nuisance" lawsuit to proceed, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, September 03, 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) 

A judge is letting a "public nuisance" lawsuit, charging clergy sex crimes and cover ups, proceed in the Twin Cities.

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PA- Former minister arrested for child sexual abuse, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, September 03, 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)

A former Pennsylvania minister has been arrested after it was discovered that he had been abusing a boy for a decade. We are extremely grateful to the brave witness who reported what she knew to an adult, who reported to police. 

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MI- Archdiocese finds priest guilty of negligence, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, September 02, 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)

A Michigan priest has been found to have been negligent when he did not report a child sex crime to police. We are glad the archdiocese found him guilty, but believe they should do more to reprimand the priest and take additional measures to ensure it does not happen again. 

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NC- Pastor sent to prison; SNAP responds

For immediate release Friday, August 29, 2014

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

On Thursday a former youth pastor for the Kings Way Baptist Church, Bobby Price, entered an Alford Plea, where defendants plead guilty to the charges without actually admitting guilt. He was sentenced to sixteen months in prison.

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MO- KC clergy case to move forward

For immediate release: Friday, August 29, 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)

Kansas City Catholic Bishop Robert Finn has lost his bid to have a clergy sex abuse lawsuit tossed out and the case is headed for trial next month. We are grateful that this brave, wounded victim, who was assaulted by two priests, will soon have his day in court.

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NY- Victims’ lawyer file to reinstate lawsuit, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, August 29, 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)

A New York lawyer for dozens of child sexual abuse victims is appealing the dismissal of their lawsuit. The suit claims that a Jewish school covered up decades of child sexual abuse and was thrown out due to statute of limitations.

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Vatican- Actions not words protect kids says SNAP

For immediate release: Friday, August 29, 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)

Pope Francis said today, that he takes “personal responsibility for all the evil that some priests, many -- many in number” have committed against children.

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