NY- Dozen more claims added to Manhattan high school molestation suit
For immediate release: August 7, 2013
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)
More victims have signed up in a civil child sex abuse and cover up lawsuit against a prestigious Manhattan high school.
The suit charges that crimes by principal Rabbi George Finkelstein and teacher Rabbi Macy Gordon have been concealed by Yeshiva University High School for decades.
We applaud the courage of all those who have come forward against the school. We hope that their testimony will help with both the healing of the victims and the preventing of future child sex crimes.
A lawyer for Yeshiva University High School stresses how long ago the alleged crimes happened. So what? Wrongdoers deserve to be exposed and punished, no matter how old their wrongdoing may have been. Otherwise, wrongdoing is rewarded.
SNAP will be Representing Clergy Abuse Survivors in Rome!
We are taking the fight to Rome and are standing up for all survivors on a world stage! From February 19-25, Board President Tim Lennon, Seattle Leader Mary Dispenza, Los Angeles Leader Esther Hatfield Miller and Austin Leader Carol Midboe will be traveling to Rome for Pope Francis' Papal Abuse Summit.
If you are a member of the media and looking to get in touch with these survivors while in Rome, click here for our media advisory and contact information. If you are interested in connecting with a survivor in the US from your area of coverage, please contact one of the SNAP leaders in the US listed below:
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