Media Statements and Events

IL--Judge for protects Hastert victim’s privacy; Victims respond

For immediate release: Thursday, April 28, 2016

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

We applaud an Illinois judge who is protecting the privacy of a victim of Denny Hastert. If kids are to be protected from predators, we must make it easier and safer for victims to come forward at any time under any circumstances.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dennis-hastert-lawsuit-accuser-can-stay-anonymous-now-n564206

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PA--Judge: Trial vs. Catholic officials will go forward; Victims respond

For immediate release: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We’re grateful that the trial of three Pennsylvania Catholic officials who repeatedly ignored and hid child sex abuse reports against a cleric will go forward.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/latest-lawyers-argue-judge-friars-case-38711199

http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/04/principal_franciscans_didnt_me.html

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