Media Statements and Events

SC—Newspring Church must do outreach on child sex abuse case

For immediate release: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Statement by Amy Smith, <>, Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests leader,  

Florence church youth volunteer kissed and fondled teen boy, police say

By Eric Walters, April 29, 2016, WBTW News 13

FLORENCE, SC – A youth group volunteer at a Florence church has been arrested for sexually assaulting a minor.

According to Florence Police Major Carlos Raines, a 15-year-old boy claimed Leo LaSalle Comissiong, 20, of Florence kissed and fondled him through his clothes.

The incident happened in February at the NewSpring Church on North Cashua Drive, Raines said.

Comissiong is charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, 3rd degree.

A spokesperson for NewSpring Church, Suzanne Swift, released the following statement regarding the case:

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CT--Rabbi sued for alleged child sex abuse; Victims respond

For immediate release: Tuesday, May 3, 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,

A New Haven rabbi is accused of molesting a child. We applaud the brave man who has filed this new child sex abuse lawsuit.

Eliyahu Mirlis of New Jersey accuses Rabbi Daniel Greer of repeatedly raping and molesting students at his New Haven yeshiva. Greer is associated with two schools in New Haven.

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