Roeland Park priest accused of abuse, SNAP responds
A Roeland Park priest has been accused of molesting a boy at a youth outing in the 1980s.
We applaud this brave survivor for coming forward and reporting his experience. By doing so, he has taken a tremendous step towards keeping kids safe. And we believe he has helped his own recovery from this trauma.
We hope that anyone who may have seen, suspected, or suffered crimes at the hands of Fr. John Wisner will come forward and make a report to police. Children are safer when survivors are able to break their silence and report their abuse. We hope that others are inspired by the man who finally broke his silence today.
Read the story here: http://www.kmbc.com/news/31041936/detail.html
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.