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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Sex abuse victims leaflet neighborhood about predator defrocked priest
SNAP begs anyone who “saw, suspected or suffered” abuse to come forward
They urge Pope Benedict to set up a international registry for all “credibly” accused priests.
SNAP wants Vollmer’s neighbors to be warned about him, because they fear he may still be dangerous. The group will publicly urge Virginia and DC Catholic officials to use their websites, bulletins, diocesan newspapers and pulpit announcements to alert families about Vollmer’s presence here.
Vollmer's priestly faculties were suspended by Bishop William Murphy of the Diocese of Rockville Centre in March 2002 after "credible" accusations of sex abuse surfaced against him, according to t media reports and Rockville Centre spokesman Sean Dolan.
Some of Vollmer’s victims have identified him as "Priest D" in a 2003 Suffolk County, NY grand jury report on sex abuse and cover up on Long Island. Vollmer admitted to diocesan officials that he had molested at least 12 victims, according to the report, which characterized him as a "serial child molester."
In 2004, Vollmer was permanently ousted from the priesthood by Pope John Paul II.
According to BishopAccountability.org, Vollmer worked at the following New York area parishes: St. Joseph's in Ronkonkoma (deacon 1977), Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lindenhurst (1978), St. Thomas the Apostle in West Hempstead (1978-85), Our Lady of Lourdes in West Islip (1985-88), Our Lady of Victory in Floral Park (1988-97), St. Peter of Alcantara in Port Washington (1997-98) and St. James in Seaford (1998-2002).
Some of his victims in New York were represented by Long Island attorney Melanie Little.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests