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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement

For immediate release: Friday, February 18, 2011

Prominent S. American predator found guilty, SNAP responds

Statement by David Clohessy Executive Director of SNAP 314 566 9790,

This is but one of thousands of predatory clerics who should face justice. Still, this is significant because it shows that, every so often, a persistent victim can sometimes get validation.

We hope this decision will make Tens of thousands of Catholic officials to think twice before ignoring or concealing child sex crimes, no matter how prominent or powerful the predator.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 10,000 members. 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

Contact David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell,, Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747,, Peter Isely (414-429-7259,, Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell,

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests