For immediate release, May 22, 2018
Statement by Tim Lennon, Volunteer President, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org, 415-312-5820
We are extremely grateful that Archbishop Philip Wilson has been convicted of concealing child sexual abuse, and we commend the brave survivor, Peter Creigh, whose testimony made this conviction possible.
The relief, vindication and healing this verdict gives clergy sex abuse victims is long overdue. A conviction sends the strong and clear message that shielding and enabling predators is a heinous crime that threatens children, families, and communities. The verdict also provides a measure of justice for every child who was hurt in the archdiocese.