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AZ--Crosiers Fathers and Brothers seek bankruptcy protection, Victims respond

For immediate release

Statement by Tim Lennon of Tucson, AZ, SNAP Volunteer Arizona Leader and board member, (415)

When dioceses and religious orders seek protection in federal bankruptcy courts, they do so to protect their assets and embarrassing secrets from public sex abuse and cover-up civil trials. 

he Crosiers’ decision today is no different. Church leaders in Phoenix and Minnesota must use every means at their disposal to publicize this bankruptcy and allow victims of sexual abuse plenty of time to learn about the bankruptcy’s deadlines. We urge them to be open and transparent about the process and make public all evidence of child sexual abuse in their files. 

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TX --- Wichita Falls man arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a 14 year-old girl

For immediate release: Thursday, May 31

Statement by Barb Dorris, Managing Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003

A Wichita Falls man was arrested and charged with indecency with a child following a call to the Wichita Falls Police. We are grateful that law enforcement is investigating. But we fear there could be more victims who have not yet come forward. We want survivors to know it is safe to come forward and report to police. We encourage all victims to report to law enforcement, not church officials.  

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