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Priest closer to extradition: Accused Minnesota priest in India since 2005 abuse allegations

By Forum News Service

September 15, 2014

A Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls a decade ago at a Greenbush, Minn., parish is one step closer to being extradited from his home country of India to the U.S. to face charges in Roseau County.

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Media Statements

CA- Almost 3 dozen victims come forward in Stockton

For immediate release: Tuesday, Sept. 16 2014

Statement by Tim Lennon of San Francisco, Bay Area Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (415-312-5820, tlennon@snapnetwork.org)

Stockton Catholic officials disclosed today that 34 victims of predator priests have come forward in recent months. We suspect this number – 34 victims of Stockton predator clergy - is a drop in the bucket. The real total, we believe, is much higher.

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TX--Youth pastor arrested for abuse; What about his church?

For immediate release: Tuesday, Sept. 16

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)

A youth pastor has been arrested for alleged child sex crimes and the question now is what will his congregants to now? Will they actively help police and prosecutors? Or will they sit passively back and force the brave victim to carry the burden of pursuing a predator alone?

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/26539129/former-n-tx-pastor-accused-of-fondling-boy   

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MN- Fugitive Indian predator priest loses appeal

For immediate release: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Statement by Verne Wagner of Duluth, Northeast MN (Duluth, MN & Superior, WI) SNAP director (218- 340-1277, lwagsmn@yahoo.com)

A credibly accused predatory Indian priest has lost another court ruling and is now one step closer to facing a trial in Minnesota. For the safety of children and the healing of victims, we hope he will be extradited soon.

http://www.mncourts.gov/Documents/0/Public/Rules/Crim_Rules_as_amended_eff_02-01-2013.pdf – MN law re grand juries

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NJ--Rutgers mocking "Ped State" is callous

For immediate release: Tuesday, September 16

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

Students and staff at Rutgers should be ashamed of themselves for their callous, juvenile, mocking Ped State displays.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/rutgers-fans-wear-ped-state-shirts-hang-offensive-banner-psu-game-article-1.1939561    

 

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