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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Sex abuse victims leaflet neighbors about predator priest
NY Catholic supervisors secretly moved 'credibly accused' cleric
SNAP urges Jesuits to disclose other predators who live in Manhattan
For decades, church officials let offender live/work secretly among unsuspecting teens
Group wants Archdiocese, Jesuits & Fordham to move child molesters elsewhere & alert public
They will also urge church staffers to
SNAP strongly suspects other child molesting clergy live at the same location, which is also adjacent to the Loyola School, http://www.loyola-nyc.org/ and the Gregorian University Foundation (which OBrien headed from 1995-2002 and which raises money for the church's premiere college in Rome).
OBrien was Fordham Preps Headmaster and President from 1960 1979 and is a member of its Hall of Honor. In the 1970s, he molested a teenaged Prep student who was paid a secret $25,000 settlement in 1997. It included a gag order forcing the victim to keep quite about the crimes. (A copy of the settlement will be provided.)
Drake, an internationally renowned priest who was on the NY Archdioceses faculty for decades, sexually abused then-13 year old Rich Cerick in 1969 at Drakes apartment at Fordham University. In 2005, Cerick reported the abuse to Jesuit, Fordham and NY Archdiocese officials. Another youngster told these officials Drake tried to sexually molest him too. The Jesuits have admitted that Cericks allegations are completely credible, but they hid Drake, refused to disclose his whereabouts or warn others about him. Even now, they refuse to help Cerick in any way.
Neither priest has been investigated, sued or faced criminal charges. Copies of correspondence between Jesuits and Cerick will also be provided.
Contact: David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director 314 566 9790, Rich Cerick of New York 646 262 9847
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
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