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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Catholic bishop urged to help law enforcement
Predator priest who worked in NH faces criminal prosecution
A court hearing in his case in Virginia is set for later this week
Victims & concerned parishioners want Bishop McCormack to act
They also prod college to contact alums about accused pedophile
"Help find others who were hurt," groups ask "and urge them to call police"
SNAP and VOTF are prodding Manchester Bishop John McCormack and Magdalen College President Jeffrey Karls to ‘come clean’ about any allegations of sexual abuse while Owino worked in New Hampshire. They also want church and college officials to help law enforcement by aggressively seeking out others with information about Owino’s crimes.
The groups are also urging any current and former students and employees at the college to ask their colleagues about Owino, They believe that anyone who has seen, suspected or suffered Owino’s misdeeds should come forward, call police, protect others and start healing.
Sometimes, when one victim of a predator discloses, others sit back and assume he’ll be convicted. But the two groups feel it's important for everyone with information about clergy sex crimes to contact law enforcement. Often, child molesting clerics get top notch defense lawyers who successfully exploit legal technicalities and escape conviction or get lenient sentences, the groups maintain.
SNAP is doing a similar event today in the Allentown PA diocese where Owino also worked.
Owino is a native of Nairobi, Kenya. A photo of him is available at BishopAccountability.org.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests