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Adrian College secretly fires professor who admitted to molesting teens

For immediate release Tuesday, January 30, 2018 

Statement by Claudia Vercellotti, SNAP Toledo Leader,, 419-345-9291

Did it take 150 gymnasts at the university down the road to compel Adrian College to do the right thing and fire Thomas Hodgman? 

And why did Docking sneak Hodgman off campus quietly? Why not make a public announcement? Why spare the reputation of a man who admitted to raping teens and leave it to his victim to learn the truth through rumor? 

Why the cover-up of Hodgman’s firing? Are there other victims? Are there Tittle IX complaints? Has there been a years-long cover-up? Have students who complained of assault been silenced and harassed like Casteix and we were when we tried to shed light on the story?

Is this a cover-up of Penn State and MSU scope and scale?

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Pope sends archbishop to Chile to investigate Bishop Juan Barros, SNAP responds

For immediate release Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda of California, Volunteer Member of SNAP’s Board of Directors (

The Vatican announced this morning that Archbishop Charles Scicluna would travel to Chile "to listen to those who have expressed the desire to provide elements" about the allegations against Bishop Juan Barros.

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