Robber admits false claim
For immediate release: Thursday, October 10, 2013
We are appalled that this criminal would pretend to have been victimized. Shame on him. We are grateful he was caught.
Thankfully, the rate of wrongful allegations against clerics continues to be extraordinarily low:
We hope this sad crime won't deter others who were indeed sexually assaulted as kids from coming forward, getting help, protecting children, exposing wrongdoers and beginning to heal.
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.
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.