We are disappointed by Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Mitch Perry’s decision to delay Rev. James R. Schook sex abuse trail by 7 months. Delays in sex abuse trials often send a frustrating message to victims of abuse.
Schook has been charged with seven felony counts of sodomy based on allegations that he sexually abused two boys in the 1970s.
It is very rare that a victim of clergy abuse is able to see his/her abuser face criminal charges in a court of law, so when such charges actually happen it is important that they move forward, in a timely manner.
We hope that this delay will not discourage other survivors to come forward, reveal the truth, and get healing.
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