MN- Protestant pastor gets 24 years for child rape; SNAP responds

MN- Protestant pastor gets 24 years for child rape; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Friday, October 03, 2014

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)

At the risk of seeming simplistic, children are safer when predators are imprisoned. So we are grateful that a Twin Cities pastor has been sentenced to 24 years behind bars for raping two girls.

It's pathetic, and hurtful, to hear the manipulative claims Jacoby Kindred Sr. made to exploit the innocence of these girls. And it's sad to see no remorse from him.

We suspect Kindred assaulted other children. Let's hope each one of them feels validated and safer today. And let's hope each one of them steps forward and starts healing.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 25 years and have more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, davidgclohessy@gmail.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com), Frank Meuers of Plymouth (952-334-5180, frankameuers@gmail.com)

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