Media Statements and Events

KY--Group praises victim & challenges officials in new church abuse suit

For immediate release: Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790cell, 314 645 5915 home, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We’re deeply grateful to the brave, strong teenager who put a child molesting clergyman behind bars and is now using a new civil lawsuit – to be filed on Monday - to expose those who essentially protected the criminal at a northern Kentucky church. And we call on church officials who are facing this new suit to act like caring shepherds, not cold-hearted CEOs.

http://www.lewiscountyherald.com/lawsuit-to-be-filed-against-vanceburg-christian-church

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MD--Catholic volunteer is arrested on child sex charges

For immediate release: Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

A Catholic church volunteer has been arrested on child sexual abuse. Now Baltimore Archbishop William Lori must act. If he doesn’t other church staff and members should.

http://www.abc2news.com/news/crime-checker/baltimore-county-crime/baltimore-county-church-volunteer-charged-with-child-sex-abuse

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