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MO--Catholic cleric to plead guilty; Victims respond

For immediate release: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org)

A former Catholic cleric who headed an elementary school here will plead guilty to indecently assaulting two boys at a school in Australia.

Gregory Joseph Sutton, 65, was one of four men police charged earlier this year. He belonged to a Catholic group called the Marists.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/exmarist-brother-gregory-joseph-sutton-to-plead-guilty-to-indecent-assault-20161020-gs6lwh.html

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KS, MO, NJ--Victims want “outreach” about arrested priest

For immediate release: Thursday, Oct. 20, 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, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

A priest faces charges of strangling a four year old in a Kansas City suburb. His church supervisors and colleagues must aggressively reach out to others in KS, MO and NJ who may have seen, suspected or suffered other crimes by the cleric.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/real-time/Priest-from-NJ-charged-with-choking-baby-in-Kansas-WalMart.html

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