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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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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