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UK - The children of Smyllum tell their heartbreaking stories, SNAP responds

For immediate release Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Statement by Melanie Sakoda of California, Volunteer Member of SNAP’s Board of Directors (925-708-6175melanie.sakoda@gmail.com)

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry is holding hearings on conditions in Scotland’s care homes. Survivors of Smyllum Park in Lanarkshire, where up to 400 children were buried in an unmarked grave, recently began testifying before the inquiry.

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/we-heard-him-being-beaten-by-the-nuns-but-when-he-didnt-show-up-the-next-day-we-all-cheered-we-thought-he-had-a-new-family/

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VA – Mennonite missionary charged with child sex crime

For immediate release Friday, December 1, 2017

Statement by Barbra Graber of Virginia, Volunteer SNAP Mennonite Leader (mennonite@snapnetwork.org540-214-8874)

Federal agents arrested a Harrisonburg Mennonite missionary, James Daniel Arbaugh, on November 15 and charged him with felony coercion and enticement of a minor. Arbaugh had been a leader in the Haitian mission organization “Walking Together for Christ.”

http://www.dnronline.com/news/local/missionary-faces-child-abuse-claim/article_9258a5da-cf09-11e7-9782-270d47a7965c.html

http://www.missionaryjames.com/

https://web.archive.org/web/20171002070553/http://www.walkingtogetherhaiti.org/

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