FL- Startling win for victims in high profile FL child sex case

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 3, 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)

In an unusual ruling, a judge is letting alleged child sex abuse victims see secret government records about a disturbing plea deal between prosecutors and a prominent Florida millionaire, Jeffrey Epstein.

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Peru- Vatican defrocks abusive Peru bishop

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 3, 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)

Apparently, Vatican officials have quickly and quietly defrocked a child molesting Peruvian bishop. Defenders of the Catholic hierarchy will no doubt claim that this shows Vatican officials are making progress on abuse. We disagree.

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PA- Priest sent to jail for child sex crimes, SNAP respond

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 03, 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)

A Pennsylvania priest has been sentenced to 21 month in jail for sexually abusing a teenager. We are grateful to police and prosecutors for working to get this dangerous man away from kids, but are disappointed by the short sentence.

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NJ- Ex-priest not covered by church insurance in lawsuit, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 03, 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)

A former New Jersey priest has been denied insurance coverage from the Catholic church in a lawsuit against him. The ex-priest is being sued for having an affair with a parishioner and counseling the woman’s husband.  

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PA- New investigative report on ex-Scranton priest

For immediate release: Tuesday, June 3, 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 lengthy and troubling new investigative report on a former Scranton priest, accused repeatedly of child sexual abuse and adult sexual misconduct, shows that he is still around young people now, plus being second-in-command of a Catholic diocese in Paraguay. Bishops in dioceses where this predator priest worked - Switzerland, Argentina, Scranton, and Winona – must do more to stop him from hurting others.

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NJ- Victim being silenced by church and school officials

For immediate release: Monday, June 2, 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)

New Jersey Catholic officials and Delbarton school officials are trying to protect their reputations by silencing a credible child sex abuse victim.

Shame on them.

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OH- Pastor facing sex charges, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, June 02, 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) 

An Ohio pastor is facing sex related charges involving one of his adopted children. We hope the brave victim in this case gets the help and support they need. 

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MO- Twice accused priest pleads “not guilty”

For immediate release: Monday, June 2, 2014

For more information: David Clohessy (314) 566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com, Barbara Dorris (314) 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com

Archbishop's pal back in court on July 21

He allegedly molested a city boy & Lincoln County girl

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VT- Catholic sex abuse costs revealed, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, June 2, 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) 

The Catholic Church in Vermont has allegedly paid 30 million dollars for their on-going child sexual abuse and cover up scandal. 

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NJ- Victims blast Trenton bishop for legal tactics

For immediate release: Monday, June 2, 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)

Our hearts ache for Chris Naples, Patrick Newcombe, Bob Markulic and the other victims of Fr. Terence McAlinden. And our stomachs churn at Trenton Bishop David O'Connell's disgusting legal maneuvers in this case.

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MA- Predator priest case dropped on technicality, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, June 2, 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)

A child sex case against a predator priest who is in Billerica has been dropped because of a legal technicality. We urge Cardinal Sean O'Malley to take aggressive steps to find and help others the priest has hurt.

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NY- Predator priest who worked in NYC is jailed

For immediate release: Monday, June 2, 2014

Statement by Mary Caplan of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (917 439 4187, mcaplan682@aol.com) 

A former Catholic priest who worked in NYC has been sentenced to ten years in prison for abusing dozens of boys in Australia. We are glad this dangerous criminal is behind bars and we urge NY Catholic officials - especially Cardinal Tim Dolan - to aggressively reach out to others the priest has hurt.

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