The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Statement by Barbara Dorris of St.
August 7, 2003
"We are very grateful that this boy will not have to live in fear of seeing his perpetrator. We are relieved that Missouri corrections officials understand the trauma this transfer would have meant for this family.
If this decision helps this one abuse victim recover more easily and have a little more piece of mind, then justice has been done.
This boy and his family have suffered enough. They did everything right - he told his parents, his parents believed him, they all cooperated with police and prosecutors. In return, they deserve some sensitivity and compassion.
We hope that Nevada authorities will protect children by keeping Father Mark Roberts behind bars."
For more information:
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests