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The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

SNAP Press Statement

For immediate release: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Court upholds “window” sex abuse law, SNAP responds

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)

We’re grateful that Delaware’s Supreme Court understands that we must make it easier, not harder, for child sex abuse victims to expose predators and protect kids.

Shame on the Catholic officials who tried to use legal maneuvers, loopholes and technicalities to evade responsibility for child molesting clerics and to keep their cover ups covered up. We are thrilled that they have failed.

(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 SNAPnetwork.org)

Contact David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, SNAPblaine@gmail.com), Peter Isely (414-429-7259, peterisely@yahoo.com), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, SNAPdorris@gmail.com)


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
www.snapnetwork.org