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Granddaughter who alleged rape cover-up is awarded $2 million in Trinity Broadcasting Network lawsuit, victims respond

For immediate release, June 6, 2016

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

When Carra Crouch came forward to her grandmother to say that she had been sexually abused, she needed help. Her grandmother Jan Crouch had a choice: she could report the abuse and protect her granddaughter, or she could see this child’s story as a threat to the institution, her multi-million-dollar religious empire, and her role as an iconic tele-evangelist. Jan Crouch decided to protect the institution and cause her granddaughter years of suffering to keep her quiet.

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IL and NY—Suspension of Orthodox bishop retired for sexual misconduct lifted, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda, volunteer member of the Board of Directors of SNAP, the Survivors Network (925-708-6175melanie.sakoda@gmail.com)

A former Orthodox bishop from Chicago, who voluntarily retired in April of 2013 after he was found to have engaged in sexual misconduct with a young woman parishioner, had his suspension lifted effective March 1, 2017.

http://www.midwestdiocese.org/files/ARCHPASTORAL%20LETTERS/2012.11.03-Letter-of-Holy-Synod-to-Diocese-of-the-Midwest.pdf

https://oca.org/news/headline-news/metropolitan-tikhon-addresses-clergy-faithful-of-the-diocese-of-the-midwest

https://oca.org/PDF/NEWS/2017/2017-0601-STAT5978-may2017.pdf

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