The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Abuse victims to leaflet school where predator worked
In 2009, Catholic officials put admitted molester near kids
Mahony knowingly put sex addict priest on church abuse panel
After $100k settlement, archdiocese quietly reassigns known predator
Despite church promises to do background checks, they still don’t, SNAP says
They will also:
In 1997, O'Loghlen's crimes led to a $100,000 sex abuse settlement with one of his victims. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/12/us/12abuse.html?_r=1&hp
SNAP maintains that this case clearly shows how little the church hierarchy is reforming and the need for parents and parishioners to stay vigilant.
Though Mahony has asked one of his top aides to resign over the controversy, SNAP believes this is inadequate. Mahony should fire, harshly denounce and start defrocking Fr. Michael Meyers, the Vicar for Clergy who was in charge of assigning O'Loghlen to Holy Name of Mary Parish, despite O'Loghlen's admission of sex abuse and the lawsuit. In addition, SNAP is demanding that Mahony publicly announce to the parish and the Archdiocese why he put an admitted molester on the panel in charge of reviewing sex abuse cases. SNAP believes that this reckless disregard for safety and transparency has put thousands of children across Los Angeles at direct risk of abuse.
SNAP is also demanding the immediate and public release of secret personnel files, as required by the 2007 $660 sex abuse settlement with more than 500 victims of abuse.
The O'Loghen documents and a complete assignment history may be viewed at http://www.bishop-accountability.org/assign/OLoghlen_Rev_Martin_SS_CC.htm
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests