PA- Pittsburgh priest sentenced; SNAP responds
Considering that he had thousands of child porn images and admits viewing them for a decade, we strongly suspect that Fr. Sorensen may have molested kids too. Consider that he worked at;
--St. Colman’s parish in Turtle Creek, with a school with 313 students.
--St. James' parish in Selwickley, with a school with 222 students.
--St. Valentine's parish in Bethel Park, with a school with 376 students.
--Blessed Sacrament parish in Natrona Heights, with a school with 256 students.
--Mater Dolorosa parish in Chicora, with a school with 246 students.
--St. Victor's parish in Bairford, with a religious education program with 454-480 students.
--Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph's parish in Pittsburgh, with a school and a religious education program with 261 students.
But even if he never touched a child, Fr. Sorensen is a dangerous man and kids are safer with him behind bars. We urge anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes to come forward. It may be possible to pursue charges against current or former Catholic officials who may have ignored or concealed Fr. Sorensen’s crimes.
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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
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.