For immediate release: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
For more information: David Clohessy, 314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com
Predator sought to get his conviction tossed out
Priest pled guilty to child sex crimes in Boonville
But weeks ago, he tried to get judge to free him
He had also molested a New Jersey boy in the 1980s
Cleric had worked in three mid-Missouri counties
After leaving his Catholic post, he was a counselor
SNAP: “He's one of the most egregious child molesting clerics”
Late last year, a Catholic priest who lived and worked in three mid-Missouri counties asked a judge to set aside his child sex abuse plea, claiming inadequate legal representation and obstruction of justice.
For immediate release: Monday, Feb. 16
Statement by Joelle Casteix of Newport Beach CA, western regional director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (949 322 7434, email@example.com)
It’s wrong and deceptive for Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s to claim that there’s a "perception of a lack of accountability” on the part of church officials. There is indeed no accountability. It’s not a perception problem. It’s a reality.
And it’s a continuing reality. It’s wrong for O’Malley to speak strictly in the past tense when these crimes and cover ups are happening right now.
For immediate release Monday January 16, 2015
Statement by Miguel Hurtado Calvo of London (UK), Spokesperson of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (+44 (0)7 787 63 82 45 Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org)
It’s heartbreaking that nearly all of the criminal charges against a dozen suspects in a Spanish clergy sex abuse and cover up case have been dropped.
The ten priests and two laymen who allegedly committed or concealed heinous child sex crimes must still be regarded as dangerous. We feel deeply sad for the courageous victims who reported these crimes to law enforcement. They will no doubt feel devastated by this tragic news.