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MA--Another alleged clergy sex offender has been defrocked

For immediate release, January 27, 2018

Another alleged sex offender has been “dispensed from the clerical state,” otherwise known as laicized or defrocked. This was an appropriate move by the Vatican. However, the duty of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in this case is far from complete.

http://www.telegram.com/news/20180125/church-defrocks-former-st-peter-marian-headmaster-named-in-sex-abuse-suit

Peter J Inzerillo was a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Wocester when he was named in a 1999 civil lawsuit filed by Edward Gagne. After the diocese settled with Gagne for $300,000 in damages for an alleged sexual assault, Inzerillo was reassigned to different parish and maintained his priestly faculties until 2002.

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SNAP asks, “How was Larry Nassar able to get away with so many crimes against so many girls for so long?”

For immediate release Saturday, January 27, 2018

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Executive Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network (314-503-0003bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

Former US Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, a serial sex offender, is finally heading to prison after twenty years of complaints against him. We applaud the many young women who have bravely shared their accounts of criminal abuse by Nassar and we offer our support as they continue their respective journeys toward healing. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/25/us/larry-nassar-michigan-state-investigation.html

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