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MA--Catholic teacher accused of abuse; Victims respond

For immediate release: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 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)

Boston area Catholic officials are accused of committed and concealing child sex crimes by a female teacher against a girl. We hope this lawsuit will bring comfort to some, knowing that an alleged sex offender has now been “outed” and knowing that youngsters are now safer. We also hope this case will expose what her colleagues and supervisors did and didn’t do to protect kids. And we hope others who have information or suspicions about her crimes will come forward now to protect others and begin healing. 

http://www.wcvb.com/news/woman-says-catholic-school-ignored-sex-abuse-by-teacher-coach/41024144

http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/necn-Investigates-Catholic-School-Sexual-Abuse-Allegations-388992832.html

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MN--MN bishop won’t release abuse investigation into archbishop

For immediate release: Wednesday, Aug. 3

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)

Minnesota’s top Catholic official will keep hidden an investigation into his predecessor who’s accused of concealing child sex crimes, committing sexual misconduct and retaliating against some who rebuffed his sexual advances.

https://www.ncronline.org/news/accountability/twin-cities-hebda-archdioceses-response-abuse-allegations-was-failure-not-crime   

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