For immediate release: Oct 31, 2013
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com)
West Virginia Mormon church officials credibly accused of concealing and neglect regarding a predator are now refusing to accept responsibility.
We are disappointed that Berkeley County Mormon church officials won't acknowledge their involvement with Christopher Michael Jensen, who is currently in prison for child sexual abuse and assault. These officials should be held accountable for ignoring accounts of abuse that were seen, heard or suspected by their congregation.
We urge anyone who was hurt by someone in a position of authority to step forward, speak up and get help to both recover personally and help others.