Media Statements and Events

PA--Greensburg priest charges

For immediate release: July 24th

Statement by: Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Leader, 636-433-2511, SNAPjudy@gmail.com

We applaud the PA Attorney General for taking the allegations against Fr John Sweeny for child sex abuse seriously and opening an investigation. The victim is to be commended for having the courage to come forward and the wisdom to report the crimes to civil authorities and not church officials.    

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IL--Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Released from Prison, Victims Respond

Statement by Joelle Casteix, SNAP Western Regional Leader, (949) 322-7434jcasteix@gmail.com

We were shocked to learn that Dennis Hastert has been transferred from prison and quietly returned to Chicago.

Unfortunately, Hastert will never stand trial for the crime of sexual abuse. Illinois’ outdated and predator-friendly criminal statutes of limitations for child sex crimes ensure men and women who sexually abuse children get a "free pass" as long as they can use fear and shame to keep their victims silent. 

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