The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP to leaflet SLU students about new $2 million settlement
For the first time, admitted predators ties to school are disclosed
This makes the 7th pedophile priest associated with the university
Two admitted sex offenders apparently live & work on campus now
Virtually all of them have been 'outed' by SNAP, none by SLU or archdiocese
The victims will also
Two weeks ago, SNAP disclosed that another predator who worked at SLU, Fr. Charles H. Miller, was credibly accused of sexual misconduct against a St. Louis teenager. Miller had never been publicly exposed as a molester before.
Three other predators now live at Jesuit Hall (Lindell & Grand): Fr. Vincent W. Bryce (256 8809), Fr. Chester E. Gaiter and Fr. Gerhardt B. Lehmkuhl (658-2687). Bryce is a librarian at the Aquinas Institute (23 S. Spring at Forest Park Pkwy), Lehmkuhls is the Jesuits plant manager, and Gaiter is apparently retired.
According to news accounts, Bryce admitted that he molested a child and was suspended from his parish in 2002. Lehmkuhl pled guilty to child porn in 1996 and was sentenced to one year in prison. Gaiter has been sued at least twice for child sexual abuse and one of those suits was settled.
Several months ago, SNAP learned that a civil molestation case against another ex-SLU pedophile priest, Fr. Eugene Maio, was settled for a six figure amount in California. Like Duran, Maio has never been publicly named in the St. Louis area as an accused predator.
Another former SLU staffer, Fr. Jack Campbell, faces at least 13 accusers who have been paidover $575,000 in settlements.
For the sake of public safety, SAP believes that university officials should disclose the names and whereabouts of all current and former staff who've been accused of molesting kids. The group feels SLU has a particular duty to reach out to anyone hurt by Duran, since his crimes were recent, he's wanted by law enforcement, and he's left the country.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests