The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Victims Expose Predator's 50-Year Abuse Career
Explosive Documents Show Cleric Was Accused As Early As 1927, Yet
Diocese of Gallup Dumped Him in Remote N. Arizona Parishes
Church Leaders Explicitly Discuss Crimes, Transfers of Perpetrator
Paper Trail Proves Church Officials Have Evidence of Crimes That Occurred Long Ago
Change the Laws, Expose the Cover-up and Help Victims, Group Urges
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Hageman worked as the pastor of St. Mary's in Kingman from 1953 to 1963, when he was removed for allegations of abuse and alcoholism. He also worked in Northern Arizona parishes in Winslow, Holbrook, and the Missions of Meyer, Camp Verde near Humbolt, AZ. During Hageman's lifetime, all of the parishes and missions were in the Diocese of Gallup, NM.
The cleric was first identified as by Corpus Christi, Tx church leaders as a risk to children back in 1927, before his ordination. After he was made a priest, he was then sent to the Diocese of Gallup, NM, whose bishop assigned Hageman to remote Northern Arizona parishes and Native American reservations because of allegations of abuse, complaints from parishioners, and alcoholism. Hageman died in 1975.
During the past few years, numerous victims have come forward to name Hageman as their abuser.
The 156-page set of documents - noteworthy for the explicit and forthright language used to describe the abuse - fly in the face of arguments made by Catholic officials about older child molestation allegations. In fact, these documents directly contradict statements made my church officials in opposition of civil window legislation in Arizona, when church leaders claim that they had no knowledge or evidence of abuse of cases where the perpetrator is deceased.
Even though the offender may be dead, victims are still suffering, witnesses still have important information, and enablers can still be exposed for knowingly and recklessly putting children at risk of abuse, SNAP says.
The documents will be available at the event and online afterward at www.bishop-accountability.org
Victims of Clement Hageman are represented by Attorney Robert Pastor of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. in Phoenix, (602) 266-5557 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Pastor was the attorney who attained the files
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests