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UK- A victim's proposal in light of Jimmy Savile scandal

In light of the Jimmy Savile scandal, every mom and dad must stress to themselves and their families this simple fact: child molesters come in every shape and size and occupation. Neither prominence and power, nor charm and charisma, means an adult is “safe.”

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US - BSA releases files, SNAP responds

Where is the list of scout officials who’ve been fired, demoted, disciplined and denounced by Scout executives for hiding child sex crimes of their colleagues? When Scout executives post that list on their websites, voluntarily, that’s when we’ll believe progress is happening. 

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TX - Another teacher abuse scandal at Texas Elementary School, SNAP responds

The fact that two teachers over the course of two years have been arrested at the same school for sexual abuse is beyond disappointing; it is frightening. 

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UK - SNAP blasts UK vicar’s insensitive comments

We are disappointed that Rev. Dr. John Cameron would make such ignorant and hurtful claims about the alleged victims of Jimmy Savile. To publicly proclaim that the multitudes of victims making allegations against Savile are only doing so for a “cash-grab” is both obtuse and callous.

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US - Sex abuse victims blast Scout “excuses” on abuse files

Today, thousands of pages of long-secret Boy Scout files about child sex crimes and cover ups are being released. Our heart aches for every child who was assaulted by Scout personnel, especially those who were sexually violated after Scout executives knew or suspected that the assailant was a child molester.

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PA- Archdiocese of Philly announces new review board, SNAP responds

It's the structure, not the membership, of this board that's the problem. As long as the archbishop picks every single member and as long as the board depends almost strictly on church officials for information, it will lack effectiveness, objectivity and credibility.

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IN - Indianapolis gets new Archbishop, SNAP responds

Today, according to the Vatican Insider, the Pope appointed Archbishop Joseph Tobin, who currently heads the Congregation for religious in Rome, to be the new archbishop of Indianapolis.

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WI- Wisconsin abuse victims push to open files

Wisconsin abuse victims push to open files

Hundreds of pages may implicate NY's Cardinal

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PA - Victims blast Chaput for putting priest back on the job

Apparently, Chaput has unilaterally revised the American bishops’ child sex abuse policy. For years, it officially was “one strike and you’re out.” Now, in Philly at least, it’s become “one strike and you’re in.” Chaput is putting Fr. Joseph DiGregorio back on the job, in part, because “no other complaints were reported.” 

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FL - Accused priest speaks in Orlando

A Catholic priest who faces at least six allegations of sexual harassment is scheduled to speak tomorrow at religious conference in Orlando. 

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OK - SNAP blasts church officials’ legal technicalities in Tulsa

It is extremely distressing how church officials at Victory Christian Center have handled this case revolving around the rape of a 13-year-old girl on church property.

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OH - Ex-Columbus priest on trial for child sex charges

A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is urging Columbus Catholic officials to “aggressively seek out” anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered child sex crimes by a former priest who is facing criminal charges right now. 

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