Media Statements and Events

MO--Pediatrician examines kids after child porn conviction

For immediate release: May 6, 2016

Statement by: David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, ), 

It's tragic that troubled and abusive doctors are still able to be around vulnerable trusting patience who know nothing about what the doctors are doing. We urge patients to carefully research their Physicians and urge State officials to do more to warn the unsuspecting public about these problematic positions. 

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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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