Media Statements and Events

ME--Group praises victims of ME predator priest

For immediate release: Monday, Aug. 15, 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)

Six men have settled child sex abuse and cover up cases against Maine Catholic officials. We applaud them for being smart enough to unite, brave enough to share their pain, wise enough to consult attorneys and strong enough to endure a long process of justice, prevention and healing. Their success should deter would-be wrongdoers and inspire suffering victims. And we call on Maine church officials to post on church websites the names, whereabouts and work histories of all proven, admitted or credibly accused child molesting clerics in the state.

http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/St-Georges-School-in-Rhode-Island-Agrees-to-Settle-Up-to-30-Sex-Abuse-Claims-389066612.html

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MO--In sudden shift, accused priest wants deposition stopped

For immediate release: Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

For more information: Amy Lorenz-Moser 314 312 4979 (attorney), David Clohessy 314 566 9790davidgclohessy@gmail.com, Barbara Dorris 314 503 0003,SNAPdorris@gmail.com

Twice-accused priest wants his deposition stopped 

Cleric claims “I’m innocent & want to clear my name”

“So why delay and what are you hiding?” SNAP asks

Meanwhile, support group seeks to appeal to another court

In a bizarre civil case, a St. Louis priest who has twice been charged with child sex crimes wants a judge to block his deposition. SNAP (the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) calls the move “hypocritical” and the group’s attorney is planning to proceed with the deposition.

Fr. Xiu Hui “Joseph” Jiang, has been criminally charged in two eastern Missouri counties with molesting a boy and a girl. Last summer, Fr. Jiang filed a civil lawsuit alleging “a conspiracy” by SNAP, prosecutors, two police officers and the parents of a boy, to deprive the priest of his civil rights because he is Chinese and Catholic.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/federal-lawsuit-filed-by-st-louis-priest-cleared-of-child/article_b13a09e4-e683-56ad-a5b6-0ff5bacbd667.html

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