Media Statements

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NC, Guam –North Carolina Man files lawsuit in Guam alleging abuse by Catholic priest

For immediate release Friday, December 1, 2017

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda of Moraga, California, volunteer East Bay Leader for SNAP (melanie.sakoda@gmail.com925-708-6175)

SNAP applauds the plaintiff, B.G., who filed suit today in the District Court of Guam against the Catholic Archdiocese of Agana, the Boy Scouts of America, and retired priest Louis Brouillard. B.G., who now lives in North Carolina, states that Brouillard molested him when he was a Boy Scout in Guam in 1973 or 1974, aged 14 or 15. B.G. belonged to the Agana Boy Scout troop, of which Brouillard was a scout master.

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2017/11/30/north-carolina-man-files-10-m-clergy-sex-abuse-suit/908227001/


CA – East Bay priest investigated for sexual misconduct, victims’ group responds

For immediate release Wednesday, November 29

Statement by Melanie Jula Sakoda of Moraga, California, volunteer East Bay Leader for SNAP (melanie.sakoda@gmail.com925-708-6175)

According to the Diocese of Oakland, Father Van Dinh from the parish of St. Michael in Livermore has been placed on administrative leave while the police investigate allegations of sexual misconduct. Authorities say that the Diocese called them on November 21st about an incident involving an unidentified 25-year-old man which had taken place a few days earlier at the church.  


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