The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Clergy sex victims write parishes
In novel effort, they circumvent archbishop
Group writes 153 churches seeking info about two priests
One is a fugitive now, the other, defrocked, now lives in Maryland
SNAP also releases letters showing that Vatican knew of predator in 1966
They will also urge the church hierarchy to
And they will also prod anyone who saw, suspected or suffered crimes by two predator priests to call law enforcement officials, not church officials.
Trupia’s connection to the Baltimore area was publicized earlier this month, when secret church records were released showing that the Vatican delayed defrocking him despite multiple child sex abuse allegations and pleas to act from Trupia’s bishop in Arizona. He now lives in Maryland, though he has been defrocked by the Vatican. Vatican cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos from Columbia bucked Tucson Bishop Morano on Trupia abuse
Brett, a fugitive from the Baltimoe, was last believed to be living on an island in the Caribbean around 2003. The most recent civil lawsuit against Brett was filed in 2008. He’s now accused of molesting kids in CT, NM, CA and MD. Former neighbors of Brett on St. Maarten said in 2002 that teenagers and young men were frequent visitors" (Hartford Courant September 19, 2002)
SNAP’s letter will beg current and former church employees and members to help law enforcement track down Brett and help warn families about Trupia.
Just yesterday, a California predator priest was suspended from active ministry in Mexico. And days ago, another California predator priest was revealed to have helped recently at a church in the Netherlands. These cases, and others, make SNAP members worried about men like Trupia and Brett, who, after having been caught abusing in one diocese, quietly move among unsuspecting families where they can get access to more children. The Vatican must, SNAP feels, compile and publicize a list of such pedophile priests. http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/priest-convicted-child-sex-abuse-volunteered-dutch-church
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests