OH - No charges vs. Catholic priest-victims seek more action
It's heartbreaking every time Catholic officials who commit and conceal child sex crimes exploit legal technicalities and escape consequences for their wrongdoing. We feel terribly sad for this brave victim who deserves but apparently will not get his/her day in court.
At the same time, however, we are grateful that Fr. Brosmer has been exposed. We hope parents will keep their kids away from him.
Now the burden falls on Columbus' Catholic bishop. He must use his vast resources to aggressively seek out anyone else who may have seen, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes and cover ups. He must do everything he can to bring forward others who might be able to prosecute this child molesting cleric. He must personally visit each church where Fr. Brosmer worked, urging those with information or suspicions to contact law enforcement.
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.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
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