FL- Diocese sued for child sexual abuse, SNAP responds
For immediate release: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The Diocese of Venice is being sued for allegedly covering up child sexual abuse. We are grateful to the victim for having the courage to hold his perpetrator and those who covered it up accountable.
Robert Little was a church volunteer at St. Francis Xavier Church when he abused a 13 year old boy. And last year he was convicted for it.
According to the lawsuit, church officials were told about other allegations of abuse committed by Little, but covered it up. That irresponsible behavior led to other children being abused. We urge Bishop Frank Dewane to reach out to others who may have been hurt by Little.
We hope this lawsuit encourages other who were hurt to come forward, report what they know, 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. We’ve been around for 25 years and have 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)
SNAP Conference Postponed to September
As cases of COVID-19 continue to dominate the headlines, affect the way we work and play, and force changes to our daily lives, we have decided to postpone the SNAP Annual Conference from July until September. We are now planning to hold the conference from September 25 - 27 and it will still be held in Denver, CO.
In order to help make this change easier, we will be charging only $99 for registration from now through June 30. Stay tuned for updates and register today on our conference page.SNAP Conference Postponed to September