NJ- Priest Arrested in Alleged Sex Abuse, SNAP Responds
We are very grateful to this brave family for reporting Fr. Chris’ crimes. This takes real courage. They should be commended for acting responsibly and promptly.
We hope every single person who may have seen, suspected, or suffered crimes or wrongdoing by this priest will speak up. It’s crucial that they protect others by contacting police right away.
Often, accused predator priests from elsewhere flee the US at the first chance. We hope law enforcement and Catholic Church officials make sure this doesn’t happen here.
Read the story here:
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.