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

For immediate release: Saturday, 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)
 
Eric Ruske, who is being sued in Massachusetts for allegedly sexually harassing two young women, is performing tonight with the Boulder Philharmonic, not the Boulder Symphony. SNAP regrets the error and apologizes to the Boulder Symphony for the confusion.
Contact – Melanie Jula Sakoda (925-708-6175melanie.sakoda@gmail.com), Joelle Casteix (949-322-7434jcasteix@gmail.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)
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