Media Statements

MT- Victims urge reprimanded MT judge to volunteer

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

 We are glad that Helena Judge Todd Baugh will be suspended in December for his inappropriate rape comments.

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TN- Church should reach out to possible victims SNAP says

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A Tennessee youth pastor has been sentenced to 3 years in jail on child pornography charges. We are glad he is going to jail but believe his sentence should have been much stricter. 

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OK- Church must "seek out" victims of just arrested-man, SNAP says

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A teenaged missionary from Oklahoma is accused of sexually abusing several young children from an African orphanage. Our hearts ache for the vulnerable children who, instead of receiving much needed aid, were sexually assaulted. We hope the children will now, more than ever, receive the care they need. 

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MO- Crucial hearing tomorrow for unprecedented $1 mill award

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

For more information: David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP Director (314) 566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com 

Crucial court hearing is tomorrow

It involves embattled Catholic bishop

Judge may OK “ground-breaking” award

Arbitrator says 42 abuse victims to get $1.1 million

SNAP: “Top Catholic official broke his prevention contract”

Group encourages parishioners to attend court session on Wednesday

A Kansas City judge will hear arguments tomorrow about whether an unprecedented $1.1 million award to 42 clergy sex abuse victims should stand or be overturned.

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MO- SNAP: Carlson keeps hurting Fr. Jiang's victims

For immediate release: Monday, July 21, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Archbishop Robert Carlson keeps playing “good cop” in the Fr. Joseph Jiang case while letting (or perhaps encouraging) a few misguided parishioners play “bad cop” by publicly professing the priest's alleged innocence despite two accusers, two criminal indictments and a pending civil abuse and cover up lawsuit. 

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MN- Two new predator priests “outed” today, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, July 21, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com) 

A new, credibly accused predatory Twin Cities Catholic cleric, Monsignor Jerome Boxleitner, is exposed in today's alarming four-part Minnesota Public Radio series. We hope that every current or former parishioner who spent any time around Boxleitner will ask their children and loved ones if they were hurt by the priest. (MPR reports that “Boxleitner stayed in ministry and remained a prominent Twin Cities leader until his death in 2013.”)

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LA- Victims urge bishop to suspend predator priest

For immediate release: Monday, July 21, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

Recently uncovered files show that an accused predator priest is still on the job in Louisiana and former Lafayette Bishop Harry Flynn covered it up. We urge the current bishop to take immediate action and suspend this cleric immediately.  

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MO- Presbyterian minister sues Presbyterian church

For immediate release: Monday, July 21, 2014

For more information: David Clohessy (314-566-9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com
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Presbyterian minister sues Presbyterian church

He reports being abused as a kid by mid-MO minister

Convicted for child porn, the accused is also a murder suspect

And he cut off a man's genitals in a botched sex change operation 

A former Presbyterian minister who is a suspect in a missing person case, who pled guilty to sex crimes and who admitted severing a man's genitals in an illegal gender reassignment surgery is now being sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a boy who grew up to be a Presbyterian minister.

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Afghanistan- Afgan mullah child rape case is "beyond heartbreaking"

For immediate release: Sunday, July 20, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

Could there possibly be a more hideous case than this one? The family of a ten year old, forty pound rape victim wants to kill her. Why? Because she was brutally attacked by an Afghan mullah in a mosque, allegedly bringing her relatives "shame."

And speaking of shame - real shame - the mullah, Mohammad Amin, absurdly claims it was "consensual sex."

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FL- Pastor knew about child sexual abuse and did nothing

For immediate release: Friday, July 18, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A Florida pastor has been charged in relation to child sexual abuse. We are extremely disappointed in the two adults in this case who knew about a child sexual assault and did not alert law enforcement.

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CA- Twice accused Los Angeles priest now working on Guam; Victims respond

For immediate release: Friday, July 18, 2014

Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach, CA, 949-322-7434 cell, jcasteix@gmail.com

We are shocked to learn that a Los Angeles priest from Los Angeles - accused twice of molesting children - now works as a priest on Guam. We strongly urge Guam Catholic officials to oust him.

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FL- Man accused of producing child porn was Boy Scout volunteer

For immediate release: Friday, July 18, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

A Florida man who has been charged with producing and distributing child porn has links to the Boy Scouts, a church and an elementary school. We are deeply concerned about the possible number of victims suffering in silence and self-blame. 

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