PA -- Two Franciscan friars enter pleas, victims' group responds

PA -- Two Franciscan friars enter pleas, victims' group responds

For immediate release Friday, May 5, 2018

Statement by Judy Jones, SNAP  Volunteer Midwest Leader (snapjudy@gmail.com, 636-433-2511, cell 314-974-5003) 

As a fifteen year advocate for victims of clergy sex abuse I fully support Attorney General Josh Shapiro's statement in regard to no tolerance for enabling and covering up child sex abuse.

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/taking-action/press-releases/ag-shapiro-two-altoona-franciscan-friars-plead-to-endangering-the-welfare-of-children/

Even though these criminals will not spend any time in jail, I hope that the pleas by these Friars will show the necessity for laws to be changed to better protect kids today. PA statutes of limitations for child sex crimes need to be eliminated.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, is the world's oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 25,000 supporters. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org) 

Contact  -   Judy Jones, (636-433-2511, cell 314-974-5003, snapjudy@gmail.com), Tim Lennon (415-312-5820, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org), Becky Ianni (703-801-6044, snapvirginia@cox.net)

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