IL- Priest who studied in Chicago is arrested, victims respond
For immediate release: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Statement by Kate Bochte of Geneva, SNAP member (630 768 1860, [email protected])
This week, a Catholic priest who studied at the University of St. Mary of the Lake was arrested for child sex crimes in Albany, New York.
We doubt this is the first time that Fr. James Michael Taylor has hurt a child.
We hope that anyone who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes or cover ups - whether by Fr. Taylor or other priests, nuns, seminarians, brothers or bishops, and whether in Chicago or Albany - will speak up, call police, protect others 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 15,000 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)