For immediate release: Monday, May 2, 2016
South Dakota ranks at or near the bottom of the pack when it comes to reforming archaic, predator-friendly laws that make it tougher to expose, punish and deter child sex crimes and cover ups, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislators.
For immediate release: May 2, 2016
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, 314 645 5915home,firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last Friday, a serial predator priest - who worked in Oklahoma and abused two Duncan boys - was sentenced to 40 years for more child sex crimes he committed in Michigan. For the safety of kids and the healing of victims, we hope he stays behind bars for as long as possible. And we hope that Oklahoma Catholic officials will spread this news and use church bulletins, pulpit announcements, and church websites to aggressively seek out others who he may have hurt.
We're grateful that Fr. James Francis Rapp was charged again, pled guilty to more child sex crimes.