Media Statements

We are SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. We are the largest, oldest and most active support group for women and men wounded by religious authority figures (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns and others).

PA--Victims applaud “huge win” in Penn State whistleblower case

For immediate release, December 1, 2016

Statement by David Clohessy of SNAP (314 566 9790,

We’re thrilled that jurors sided with ex-Penn State coach Mike McQueary who reported child sex crimes by Jerry Sandusky. We suspect that many across the US who’ve kept silent about suspected sexual violence are now sweating a bit. We hope that many of them will realize “better late than never,” bite the bullet, and call 911 in the days ahead to share what they know or suspect about likely crimes so kids will be safer.

FL--Victims respond to alleged arson in Tampa

For immediate release: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

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,

Shame on both the person who allegedly torched a Tampa area home and on Matthew Smith who reportedly often “posts memes mocking sex assault accusations” against Donald Trump, Bill Cosby and convicted Stanford rapist Brock Turner.

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