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.