The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP wants debate at SLU over predators
Group challenges universitys public safety director
Hes an ex-cop, yet lets 3 sex offenders quietly live on campus
Just last week a settlement was reached with 1 child molesting cleric
Seven predator priests associated with the university have been outed
Virtually all of them have been exposed by SNAP, none by SLU or archdiocese
Self help group to Biondi or Simon: Lets talk about why you house pedophiles
The group is challenging Biondi and Simon to at least hold a public discussion or debate on the practice of housing potentially dangerous men at the university.
Last week, SNAP l earned at a second child sex abuse lawsuit has just settled against Fr. Chester E. Gaiter. He and at least two other predator priests now live at Jesuit Hall (Lindell & Grand). They are Fr. Vincent W. Bryce (256-8809) and Fr. Gerhardt B. Lehmkuhl (658-2687). According to news accounts, Bryce admitted that he molested a child and was suspended from a parish in 2002. Lehmkuhl pled guilty to child porn and was sentenced to one year in prison in 1996 .
Last month, SNAP learned that another priest, Fr. Juan Carlos Duran, was accused of making lewd gestures and watching kids undress in the locker room of the SLU swimming pool and gym in the 1990s. In February, a child molestation lawsuit against Duran was settled in Memphis for $2 million. http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=36058
In recent months, SNAP disclosed that two other predators worked at SLU. They are Fr. Charles H. Miller, (who officials admit is credibly accused of sexual misconduct against a St. Louis teenager and has been publicly outed in San Antonio media) and Fr. Eugene Maio (against whom a child sex abuse lawsuit was settled for six figures in California). Like Duran, neither Miller nor Maio have ever been named in the St. Louis area as accused predators with ties to SLU.
A seventh predator associated with SLU, Fr. Jack Campbell, faces at least 13 accusers who have been paid more than $575,000 in settlements.
For the sake of public safety, SNAP 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.)
Bryce (256-8809) is a librarian at the Aquinas Institute (23 S. Spring at Forest Park Pkwy), Lehmkuhl (658-2687) is the Jesuits plant manager, Gaiter is retired, Miller lives in Rome, Campbell lives in Colorado, and
Duran is apparently a fugitive and is believed to have fled to South America.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests