Media Statements and Events

MI--Victims applaud abuse vote but want to see more

For immediate release: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

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

We are glad that a child sex reform bill is moving forward but Michigan lawmakers can and should do much more that extend the state’s archaic, arbitrary and predator-friendly statute of limitations.

http://www.themorningsun.com/government-and-politics/20161130/bill-to-nix-statute-of-limitations-from-child-sex-abuse-cases-okd-by-senate-panel

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PA--Victims applaud “huge win” in Penn State whistleblower case

For immediate release, December 1, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of SNAP (314 566 9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

We’re thrilled that jurors sided with ex-Penn State coach Mike McQueary who reported child sex crimes by Jerry Sandusky. We suspect that many across the US who’ve kept silent about suspected sexual violence are now sweating a bit. We hope that many of them will realize “better late than never,” bite the bullet, and call 911 in the days ahead to share what they know or suspect about likely crimes so kids will be safer.

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-award-for-penn-state-whistleblower-in-sandusky-scandal-rises-to-12-million-2016-11

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