PA - Pastor arrested for stalking, SNAP responds
We are grateful to the police for apprehending Pastor Aron Andronie. Stalking is a serious crime and stalkers often escalate to more violent behavior, so we are glad that this dangerous man is off the street.
We hope that any other members of his congregation who saw or suspected any odd behavior will come forward and make a report to the police. Given how brazen Pastor Andronie was in his stalking and harassment, we suspect that there are other women in his congregation who may have suffered similar crimes. Having a friend or fellow parishioner may be the difference between empowering them or letting them suffer in silence.
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.
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