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KS- Predator priest dies; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, Sept. 5, 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 notorious Wichita serial predator priest, Fr. Robert K. Larson passed away on Aug. 27. Catholic officials kept this secret, however, until yesterday.

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MN- Priest enters not guilty plea, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, September 05, 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 Hastings-area priest has entered a not guilty plea in a child sexual abuse case. We hope as this case heads to trial any other victims who might be suffering in silence and self-blame will find the courage to speak up. 

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OH- Priest pleads guilty, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, September 05, 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

An Ohio priest has pleaded guilty to soliciting sex and will be allowed to enter an early intervention program. We are disappointed by this outcome.

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MN- Files on Duluth predator released; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, Sept. 5, 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 Twin Cities attorney has released long-secret Catholic Church records about a predator priest who worked in the Duluth area. He is Fr. Richard Jeub.

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CA- New clergy abuse and cover up suit regarding a Los Angeles priest

For immediate release: Thursday, Sept. 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 priest who was accused of molesting in Los Angeles was quietly sent out of state where he molested again. And when he admitting abusing in Oregon, the cleric was quietly sent out of state again. Those allegations have surfaced in a new civil lawsuit against the Baker Oregon Catholic diocese.

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OR- New clergy abuse and cover up suit

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 priest who was accused of molesting in California was quietly sent to Oregon where he molested again. And when he admitting abusing in Oregon, the cleric was quietly sent out of state. Those allegations have surfaced in a new civil lawsuit against the Baker diocese.

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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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