TN--More desperate moves by convicted predator priest
For immediate release: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015
A convicted ex-priest charges that his lawyers were inept, prosecutors committed misconduct, and that both a judge and a district attorney’s office should be removed from his case and he deserves another trial.
Give me a break. More important, give the predator’s brave victim, Warren Tucker, a break.
We believe in due process. But we also believe that victims of horrific child sex crimes deserve some closure. Enough is enough.
It’s been almost seven years since Warren reported to law enforcement his suffering due to sexual abuse by Casey. Still William Casey continues his increasingly desperate legal maneuvers.
We urge Knoxville Bishop Richard Stika to publicly denounce Casey’s hurtful legal shenanigans. And we hope that not a single victim of a single child sex crime by a single child molester is deterred from coming forward because Casey is making a mockery of our justice system.
(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 20,000 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, email@example.com)
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.
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