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NV--More charges for predator preacher; Victims respond

For immediate release: Monday, April 25, 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)

A convicted predatory preacher who has worked in Nevada faces more child sex charges after five more victims of his have stepped forward.

Rev. Otis Holland is behind bars for assaulting kids. Earlier, he claimed that some of his alleged victims were “in love with him” and “jealous.”

Now others are speaking up about their suffering at the hands of this clergyman. We applaud them for their courage.

http://news3lv.com/news/local/convicted-former-pastor-holland-to-appear-in-henderson-courtroom

 

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OK--Victims blast OK City archbishop over convicted priest

For immediate release: Monday, April 25, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, 314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley is both endangering and misleading his flock and the public. Over the weekend, Coakley released and factually wrong, incredibly deceptive and hurtful statement about the convicted cleric who assaulted a teenager but is being promoted to head three Oklahoma churches.

http://kfor.com/2016/04/23/priest-convicted-of-sex-crime-finds-home-in-lawton-parish/

Here’s where Coakley is factually wrong.

--He claims the crimes happened at the priest’s office when they did not.

http://www.10news.com/news/priest-accused-of-sexual-assault-pleads-not-guilty

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