The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Candlelight vigil TONIGHT bemoaning ruling that protects predators
Illinois' Catholic bishops win huge victory at state Supreme Court
New decision makes it much tougher to expose molesters & safeguard kids
Sex victims also worry about a Joliet pedophile priest who got freed today
A different convicted serial predator priest could be released this weekend
The victims will
This ruling will make it very hard for many child sex abuse victims to safeguard others, expose predators, and seek justice. It gives employers and molesters strong incentives to destroy evidence, intimidate victims, threaten whistleblowers, discredit witnesses, conceal crimes and 'run out the clock' on child sex cases. This ruling will also encourage church authorities to keep playing legal hardball with victim’s lives and with children’s safety, using hundreds of thousands of dollars from generous parishioners.
- Tomorrow morning at 9 am a hearing will be held regarding whether Fr Dan McCormack, Chicago’s most notorious priest predator, will be declared a sexually violent person and continue to be held or be released after serving just a little over two years in custody.
- A Roman Catholic priest, Fred Lenczycki, the first priest in the country to be declared a “sexually violent person” was released from custody this morning in DuPage county and will now be living in Cook county. He abused as many as 30 boys, many from Chicago's suburbs, some of whom he forced to dress in “revealing baby Jesus costumes.”
Despite this dreadful news, we hope deeply wounded child sex victims will continue to find the strength to come forward, get help, start recovering and do what they can to warn families about dangerous sex offenders.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests