Media Statements and Events

IL--Notorious Belleville predator priest dies

For immediate release: Monday, June 27

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)

Local Catholic officials have kept hidden the passing of Robert Vonnahmen, one of the area's most notorious pedophile priests. He died in a nursing home in Highland, Illinois on, or near, May 9 and his Catholic funeral was  apparently held on May 12 in Elizabethtown, Illinois where he was buried.     

Read more
1 reaction Share

MO--Church & non-profit must act now on child sex charges

For immediate release: Thursday, July 13

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 Kansas City area pastor who is also a homeless shelter staffer faces child sex charges. It’s now the duty of both institutions – church and shelter – to aggressively seek out others with information or suspicions about his crimes, so that law enforcement can successfully prosecute the pastor.

http://www.republic-online.com/news/local_news/article_3ae72fbd-716b-5707-ba6a-f18379d61f3b.html  

Read more
1 reaction Share