Media Statements and Events

Guam--Man alleges archbishop molested him as a child, Victims respond

For Immediate Release, May 16, 2016

Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach, CA, Western Regional Director of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPNetwork.org) (jcasteix@gmail.com949-322-7434 cell)

We applaud Roy T. Quintanilla, who today bravely stood and told his story of sexual abuse. It is always difficult for survivors to come forward and expose abusers, but when the accused predator is one of the most powerful people in a community, it takes herculean effort and strong support. By coming forward today, Roy has made Guam safer for children, exposed a horrific crime and decades-long cover-up, and began the journey towards healing, for himself and the Catholic community at large.

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2016/05/16/man-alleges-archbishop-molested-him/84469094/

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VA--Mennonite Panel recommends investigation

For immediate release: Monday, May 16,2016

Statement by Barbra Graber, SNAP Leader, 540-214-8874, Mennonite@snapnetwork.org

We applaud the recommendation of a Mennonite church panel charged with prevention of sexual abuse to bring in outside investigators to look into the case of an ex-Mennonite university vice president accused of sexual abuse, stalking, threats of violence, and verbal abuses.

http://mennoniteusa.org/news/panel-recommends-investigation/

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