Survivors Network of
those Abused by Priests
Regarding Testimony Allowed
in Fr. Wempe Case
December 14, 2005
Statement by Mary Grant of Long
626 419 2930
Western Regional Director of SNAP
"Fr. Wempe is one of southern California's worst predators,
and we're grateful the judge is allowing more testimony from a handful
of his victims.
Because Wempe is shrewd and well-connected, he has enjoyed considerable
protection from church officials. But we're thrilled he may finally have
to face his victims in a court of law.
We hope that no one gets complacent, however, and that others who experienced,
suspected or witnessed his many sex crimes keep coming forward and calling
Children will be safer once he's convicted and locked up."
of those Abused by Priests