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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement

For immediate release: Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Former Knoxville priest indicted on more sex abuse charges; SNAP responds

Statement by David Clohessy, executive director of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314-566-9790 cell, 314 645 5915 home)

We are grateful that Fr. Casey faces more criminal charges. Kids will only be safe from this admitted predator when he's locked up.

We applaud secular authorities for continuing to listen to and support Casey's victims. We especially applaud Warren Tucker for continuing to protect kids and pursue justice.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world's oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We've been around for 22 years and have more than 9,000 members across the globe. Despite the word "priest" in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

Contacts: David Clohessy (314 566 9790 cell, 314 645 5915 home), Barbara Blaine (312 399 4747, Barbara Dorris (314 503 0003)

http://www.volunteertv.com/news/headlines/99812809.html?ref=809

Former Knoxville priest indicted on more sex abuse charges
Father William Casey was indicted on more sex abuse charges Monday.
Posted: 11:46 PM Aug 2, 2010

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Father William Casey was indicted on more sex abuse charges Monday.

The Scott County, Virginia Magistrate's office tells Volunteer TV a grand jury indicted the former priest on two more charges that allegedly happened 30 years ago.

Casey most recently worked in the Knoxville Diocese and pleaded guilty to crimes against nature last week.

The new indictments that came down Monday allege Casey abused a child at the Natural Tunnel State Park in Virginia.

He is charged with carnally knowing a child under 14 by force and indecent liberties with a child.


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