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TN-- Victims want Mid-South preacher fired

For immediate release: Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

Victims want minister ousted

He admits not calling police in alleged abuse case

Still, he’s now with a regional Baptist group in TN

“This just encourages others to stay silent about abuse,” group says

Instead, SNAP wants church officials to “punish him and deter cover ups”

That’s how wrongdoing will be discouraged & victim will heal, support group maintains

A support group wants a Mid-South church organization to oust a Baptist minister who admits he didn’t call police when alleged child sex crimes were reported to him.

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TN--Predator priest passes, bishop is silent; Victims respond

For immediate release: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790314 645 5915 home,

Lexington Catholic officials are being callous and secretive about the death of a predator priest. We hope they will reverse course and tell the public about his passing. And we hope his death will prompt others who may have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes – or crimes by other clerics- to come forward.

Fr. John B. Modica passed away a year ago.

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