The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Clergy sex victims blast Vatican inaction
NOTE - MORE DETAILS ON THIS EVENT WILL BE AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN 6 A.M PACIFIC TIME SUNDAY
It took 6 years to defrock convicted predator
Woman assaulted by the controversial cleric will talk
An Oakland ‘priest in exile’ who knew Kiesele will also speak
The cleric, Fr. Stephen Kiesele has at least 14 known victims and is now believed to be living in the Walnut Park area.
Kisele was a seminarian in Fremont CA from 1968 -1972. He abused kids at Santa Paula parish while a seminarian. Fr. John Cummins was chancellor of the Oakland diocese from 1962 –1970, then went to Sacramento before coming back to Oakland as bishop in 1977. Yet Bishop Cummins claimed, in a recent newspaper article, that he “didn’t know Kisele” since their time overlapped. (Cummins is now retired.)
Kiesele also has close ties to a high ranking Oakland diocesan official, Fr. George Crespin, who later became Cummins second-in-command and was himself accused of abuse. Kiesele worked with Crespin at Holy Rosary (Union City). Kiesele was arrested while at Holy Rosary. (Crespin is believed to be working at St. Mary’s parish in Berkeley, CA.)
San Diego attorney Irwin Zalkin (858-259-3011, 800-617-2622, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) represents at least one Kiesele victim and Minnesota attorney Jeff Anderson 651 227 9990, 612 817 8665 cell, email@example.com) represents at least one too.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests