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SNAP Press Release

Man reports predator priest to Catholic diocese

Police made tape of cleric essentially admitting abuse

He’s never been “publicly outed” in Tennessee before

Local support group seeks others hurt by child molesting clerics in all faith groups

What:
Holding signs and standing with supporters and advocates, a victim of a predator priest will reveal that this priest of the diocese of Knoxville
-- has just been reported today to church officials as an accused child molester,
-- essentially admitted his crimes on tape,
-- may be criminally prosecuted in North Carolina soon, but
-- has never been publicly exposed as a molester before.

Along with leaders of SNAP, he will prod anyone who saw, suspected or suffered crimes by predator priests to call law enforcement officials, not church officials.

When:
TODAY, Wednesday, April 14, 2:00 p.m.

Where:
On public property in front of the Diocesan Offices of the Knoxville Catholic diocese, 805 Northshore Drive Southwest, Knoxville TN 37919

Who:
A Kentucky man who was molested by a Knoxville priest who will speak publicly for the first time and two leaders of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org), the nation's largest and oldest support group for men and women who have been sexually abused in religious institutions

Why: (More details to follow in a later press release today)

Contact:
Susan Vance, East Tennessee SNAP director, 865-748-3518 - vancefamily1@comcast.net
David Clohessy 314-566-9790 - SNAPclohessy@aol.com
Barbara Dorris 314-503-0003 – SNAPdorris@gmail.com


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
www.snapnetwork.org