TN- Convicted predator priest appeals
For immediate release: Thursday, March 27
For more information: David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)
A convicted predator priest is revictimizing his victims and delaying justice by appealing his conviction to the TN Supreme Court.
Our hearts ache for warren Tucker and anyone hurt by Rev William Casey. It is a shame when child molesters exploit every possible legal loophole to prolong the suffering of their victims.
We hope that anyone who may be struggling in shame, silence and self-blame will find the courage to speak up, report to police and start healing.
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 15,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by those in positions of authority including priests, nuns, rabbis, bishops, Protestant ministers, Scout leaders, teachers and coaches. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.