IL- Youth minster charged with child sexual abuse, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Wednesday, April 9, 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 Cicero youth pastor has been charged with multiple counts of child sexual abuse in a case involving multiple children. We are deeply saddened that there are likely more victims suffering in silence and self-blame. 

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MO- More abuse at Chaminade than any other MO school? SNAP asks

For immediate release: Wednesday, April 9, 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) 

There has likely been more child sexual abuse at Chaminade than at any school we know of across Missouri. 

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OK- Pastor pleads guilty to lewd acts with a child, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, April 8, 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 Guthrie pastor has pleaded guilty and has been convicted of lewd acts with a child. We are glad this dangerous predator is finally going to prison and we are grateful for the brave victim for speaking out. 

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MN- Victims urge MN lawmakers to fix adult abuse law

For immediate release: Tuesday, April 8, 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)

In the wake of yesterday's decision in the Fr. Christopher Wenthe case, we call on Minnesota lawmakers to clarify the state law criminalizing the sexual exploitation of adult congregants by clergy.

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NJ- Victims advocate wins award, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Tuesday, April 8, 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's attorney general is honoring the work of a wonderful, tireless volunteer who heads the state's chapter of our organization. We are grateful for Mark Crawford's ceaseless compassion and courage. His efforts over the past decade have helped expose dangerous clergy predators and corrupt church officials. And his work has deterred cover ups of child sex crimes while also consoling those who have been sexually assaulted.

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NY- Convicted of witness tampering, Jewish man is praised

For immediate release: Tuesday, April 8, 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 blogger reports that a “hero's welcome” is being given to a Hassidic man who was convicted of attempting to buy the silence of a victim of sexual abuse.

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MN- Predator priest escapes justice

For immediate release: Monday, April 7, 2014

Statement by Frank Meuers of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (952-334-5180, frankameuers@gmail.com)

Our hearts ache for the victim of Fr. Christopher Wenthe who has been hurt again today by this depressing court ruling 

We strongly urge Ramsey County prosecutors to re-try this case.

http://www.startribune.com/local/254218021.html  

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FL- Megachurch founder resigns, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Monday, April 07, 2014

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com) 

A Florida megachurch leader has resigned due to “moral failings.” We are glad that he will not be in ministry anymore, but believe he should be investigated. 

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MD- Catholic librarian should be fired, SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, April 04, 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 Baltimore teacher has been arrested for sexually abusing one of her current students. We urge Catholic officials to fire and denounce - not just suspend - the librarian who kept silent about these crimes for weeks and discipline two Catholic officials who are calling these crimes "a relationship."

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MN- More deception from Twin Cities archbishop; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, April 4, 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)

Again, Archbishop John Nienstedt's been caught being deceptive, claiming to have “offered” information about predator priests to the police while not having done so.

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PA- Scranton priest arrested, victims respond

For immediate release: Friday, April 4, 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 Scranton priest, Fr. Philip Altavilla, has been arrested for giving alcohol to a minor and assaulting her. We are grateful for this brave victim for having the courage to report to police. More children will be safe because of her bravery. 

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GA- Archbishop's meeting on Saturday is “silly,” victims say

For immediate release: Friday, April 4, 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) 

Bishop Wilton Gregory's meeting on Saturday with his clergy about his expensive home is just silly. 

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